BOSS Chris Hughton says Albion face a big summer trying to bring more goals to the team.

The 4-1 defeat by Manchester City at the Amex clinched the Premier League title for the visitors as the Seagulls finished two points and one place above the relegation zone.

Hughton admitted: “The summer will be a big summer for us, as it is every summer, analyse where we could do better.

“One obvious area is goals. We’ve had to rely on Glenn (Murray), who keeps doing it, and set plays. Shane Duffy gave us five goals.

“We were missing Izquierdo’s five goals from the season before, Gross’s seven (through injuries).

“Probably if there is one area where I know we have got to improve it’s either goals from individuals or collectively as a team.

“Our wide players, even through good performances, haven’t given us enough goals, midfield players, so that’s the area we know we’ve fallen short.

“We want to be better next year and I think sometimes you are better off thinking or admitting we could have done better as opposed to ‘I’m absolutely happy with where we are’ and you go into next season thinking that.

“I think we need to do better next year and we’ll work hard in the summer to hopefully do that.”

Murray headed Albion, missing Dale Stephens (ankle) and Solly March (calf), into a shock lead from a corner before City turned on the style to retain their crown at Liverpool’s expense with goals by Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan.

The Seagulls ended the campaign with three points and no wins from their last ten games.

Hughton added: “What happens in management is you go through difficult periods, analyse, beat yourself up a bit. We’ve got to do better, how can we do better going through a bad spell, and sometimes you need to come through that.

“And you need a clear head to really analyse where you should be. If I am looking at us as a club, only our second season in the league, you’ve got to look at the teams above you and think should we be finishing above them?

“You need those calm moments and we had to wait until we knew we were going to be in this division, then you do think.

“Overall, with the (FA) Cup run as well, the fact that we’ve stayed in the division and reached the semi-final, then we certainly would have settled for that at the start of the season.

“But as a manager and a coach you always want more, so I would tend to view more perhaps on where we could have done better and maybe be a bit disappointed with where we’ve finished.”