ALBION have been told to tighten up if they want to stay up.

The Seagulls will increase their two-point advantage over 18th-placed Cardiff City, who host Liverpool on Sunday, if they keep just a second away clean sheet of the season at Wolves.

But Chris Hughton admits his low-scoring side have not been defending well enough.

The Albion boss says he cannot see his current squad suddenly becoming a free-scoring outfit.

But he believes they must defend better as a team – starting at Molineux.

Albion, Fulham and Arsenal have each managed just one shut out away from home.

Hughton said: “We haven’t been a big goalscoring team. For what we have, we’re not going to be that.

“What we have been able to do is stay in games, make games close and tight affairs.

“In those games (defeats at home to Bournemouth and Cardiff), we’ve conceded far too many goals, and that’s not down to individuals. It’s down to the team.

“If we’re not going to score the goals, we need to be more resilient.

“Over the last few days, we haven’t been like that.”

Albion have only once conceded less than two goals in their last seven away games – and it brought them a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Hughton, whose side are goalless in five games in league and cup, said: “We put in a performance at Palace which allowed us to win the game. We’ll have to do that again.”