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Brighton U23 coach Rusk tells his Cup kids - don't relax

Brighton U23 coach Simon Rusk has urged his youngsters not to dwell on their first team breakthrough.

Viktor Gyokeres, Ben Barclay and Will Collar all made the breakthrough when Albion lost 1-0 to Southampton in the Carabao Cup.

Development boss Rusk said: “Although the three got their debuts the other night, and that's brilliant, they all need each other to do that.

“The better the 23s are playing as a group, the more the chance of them breaking through.

“They all need each other.

“It's great the boys got debuts but I believe that is an accumulation of a lot of good team work from the side as a whole.

"Often an opportunity will come through someone else's misfortune or hopefully just good form but they also need their team-mates to take advantage of that opportunity.

“I thought the boys gave a really good account of themselves the other night."

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