ALBION manager Gus Poyet has told fans critical of his patient style of play it is here to stay.
The Seagulls’ build-up from the back was greeted with shouts of ‘forward’ and ‘rubbish’ by some supporters during the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.
Poyet said: “I don’t listen to that. If they want Brighton to change their style of play, being at the top, they need another manager. It doesn’t matter what they shout, the team will play the way I want.
“It’s my team, I pick the players, it is my responsibility being top or bottom, not theirs. I respect their opinion. I didn’t have a problem with that when I was a player and I hope my players don’t. If they panic they won’t play, that’s for sure.
“If somebody starts kicking it because the fans shout they are going to be out of the team.”
Poyet, pictured, remains hopeful he will be able to hold onto on-loan goalscorer Kazenga LuaLua for the entire season.
“We tried to get him for the whole season but we couldn’t,” he said. “Of course, it is always an option. I think the boy enjoys playing for us and that is important as well so it’s up to Newcastle and the player really.
“We would like to do it now. I’m sure we won’t be able to so we need to wait. I cannot really say what is going to happen. We were lucky to have him last year and we are lucky to have him again so we will use him as much as we can until January 3.”