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Bridcutt keen to lose draw specialists tag
Liam Bridcutt has urged Albion to get rid of their label as the new draw specialists of the Championship.
The Seagulls have lost one but won only three of their last nine outings ahead of Nottingham Forest’s visit to The Amex today.
They came from behind twice to draw 2-2 at Charlton last Saturday, their seventh stalemate in 13 matches.
Midfield general Bridcutt said: “Performance wise we have been up there but with the results and scoring goals and getting the wins it’s not quite there yet.
“We’ve had a lot of draws. We need to start winning games and maybe we can start doing that on Saturday.
“We were a little bit disappointed with our performance and the result last weekend but we’ve had a good week of training and all the boys are looking forward to the next game and playing at home.”
The clash with Forest launches a run of three games out of four at home, which ends with the final fixture of 2012 against one of Bridcutt’s former clubs Watford.
Albion also host Millwall next Tuesday and Bridcutt believes they have now earned the respect of the rest of the Championship approaching the halfway point of their second season back in the second tier, especially at The Amex.
He said: ‘Sides now set out to try to stop us playing. That is a great feeling for us because it shows they have got a bit more respect for us.
‘We’ve probably had two bad performances in the whole season so far. Last season we had a lot more. We are a stronger squad and a bit wiser to the Championship now. We know what it takes to be at the top.’