ALBION boss Chris Hughton has challenged his players to finish teams off to secure Premier League survival.

The Seagulls have scored first in each of their last three matches.

They beat West Ham 3-1 after conceding an equaliser at the Amex in-between successive 1-1 draws away to Southampton and Stoke.

At Stoke on Saturday they had chances to double the lead before they were pegged back.

Hughton told The Argus: “That’s the challenge, that’s what we have got to do better. We broke really well, it’s just the difference between getting that second and third is that final pass and just that little bit of composure when it’s needed.”

Albion have an impressive record of six victories, four draws and one defeat from 1-0 up. Hughton will be hoping for a lead again when they complete a quartet of key fixtures against resurgent Swansea at the Amex on Saturday week. A positive result against the Welshmen would round off a satisfying haul of points against other teams involved in the relegation battle.

Hughton said: “If you talk about that last three games, two of them away, you have to be (satisfied). Probably there is a tinge of disappointment because I felt we could have got three points (at Stoke).

“But if you are going away it’s about the feel of the group. The pressure is always going to be there on the home games but the pressure is there anyway. You have got to win enough games and get enough points.”

Albion host Coventry in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday (3pm), while Swansea visit manager Carlos Carvalhal’s old club Sheffield Wednesday in the early kick-off (12.30).