Brighton are still learning, says Craig Mackail-Smith

15 August 2011 12:26
Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith believes they can build on their start to life in the Championship.The Seagulls have won both their opening games in the second tier after winning League One last season. [LNB]The 27-year-old told BBC Sussex: "We've had to dig deep but we've learnt a lot about what the league is like. [LNB]"Most of the teams we'll come up against will be big and strong. Hopefully we can start to implement our own football and play a bit more." [LNB]He added: "The Portsmouth match was a tough game, and will stand us in good stead for the next couple of weeks. They were bombarding us for quite a while but we held off and the back four did fantastically."[LNB] [LNB][LNB] The Scotland international bagged his first goal for the Albion in the 1-0 win over Pompey, and Mackail-Smith was pleased to open his account. [LNB]"It's nice to score early-on in the season, but I wasn't thinking about the pressure," he said. [LNB]"The six-yard box is my area, so hopefully that will kick-start me now." [LNB]Brighton travel to Cardiff City on Wednesday.

Source: BBC_Sport