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Orlandi: We need to cut out soft goals
Andrea Orlandi admits Albion will make life a lot easier for themselves if they stop conceding soft goals.
The Seagulls went behind for the second successive home game last night but fought back to draw 1-1 with Ipswich.
Orlandi impressed in the first half on his first home start but admitted it was a frustrating evening.
He said: “Ipswich defended well and waited for a chance to counter attack.
“We have to make sure we defend and do not concede sloppy goals, especially before we score one.
“We didn’t play as well as we could.
“We have to be more focused, don’t concede goals and if we can get 1-0 up it will be easier for us to play.”
Orlandi was pleased Albion managed to grab a point through Will Buckley’s 80th-minute strike.
He added: “When you lose the feeling is the worst. One point for us is not really good enough but at least we were able to come back and we could have won it.”
The Spaniard revealed he left the action with cramp which was related to the flu which kept him out of the defeat by Birmingham but will be fit to face Derby on Saturday.
Leading marksman Craig Mackail-Smith will not be ready to return from hamstring trouble at Derby but Poyet expects Bruno (groin) to play at Pride Park and rates Andrew Crofts (hamstring) 50-50.