Boss Chris Hughton says Albion must start taking their chances after a 3-1 home defeat by Burnley dragged them firmly into the relegation mix.

Ben Foster was in sparkling form in goal for Watford in the 0-0 draw at the Amex last week and Burnley keeper Tom Heaton kept the Seagulls at bay in the first half.

Hughton said: "We created a lot of chances against Watford last time and we created a lot today against Burnley but failed to take them against a good Burnley side on a good run.

"They also had a keeper who pulled off three very good saves.

"Those pivotal moments in front of goal, you have to take those chances and we haven't been able to do that in the last couple of games."

Albion were 2-0 down when Jeff Hendrick handled inside his own area.

Ref Stuart Attwell did not award a penalty but gave Burnley one straight after when Mathew Ryan brought down ex-Seagull Ashley Barnes.

Hughton said: "We should have had a blatant penalty at 2-0 and Burnley go up the other end and score. The referee or linesman has got to see that.

"But we've got to be more clinical in the final third, We put in as many crosses as we have done all season."

Albion have dropped a place to 14th, only three points outside the relegation zone.

Burnley are behind them on goal difference after stretching their unbeaten run to a club Premier League record of seven games, helped by two goals from Barnes' fellow former Albion striker Chris Wood.