Richards wants top-six finish

Brighton defender 'very confident' of making the play-offs

Richards: Wants play-off spot

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Matt Richards is optimistic that Brighton & Hove Albion can gatecrash the League One play-offs.

Matt Richards is optimistic that Brighton & Hove Albion can gatecrash the League One play-offs.

After Saturday's 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic, Brighton are now seven points off the top six, but have games in hand on their rivals.

Seagulls full-back Richards has been buoyed by the team's recent results and sees no reason why the play-offs should be out of reach.

"We definitely think the play-offs are a real possibility," said Richards.

Positive

"That's what we need to aim for - there is no point if that is not our target.

"Everyone is positive that we are going to get there and we just need to keep on pushing up the league. I am very confident we will get there by the end of the season.

"We need to win as many games as possible, and so far we have achieved seven points from our last nine. We have to continue that run."