Brighton must adapt to Amex Stadium, says Gary Dicker

02 August 2011 05:01
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Gary Dicker says the side must adapt quickly to their new home at the Amex Stadium.The first team have only played one pre-season game at the new 22,500-seater ground. [LNB]Dicker, 25, told BBC Sussex: "It's a big pitch. We have to get used to playing here when it is full. [LNB]"We need to punish teams when we have the ball. If we can make this place hard to play in for other teams, it will be a massive thing for us." [LNB]He added: "I've played at Wembley before, but this pitch feels bigger. It's beautiful to play on." [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] The Seagulls were beaten 3-2 by Tottenham Hotspur in the grand opening of the stadium on Saturday, but the Irish midfielder believes they can take the positives out of the defeat. [LNB]"It was a great experience for all of us," he said. [LNB]"They've got some great players and you can see the difference with their first touch. [LNB]"It can only bode well for the start of the season. If we brush up on our defending, we'll be right on course." [LNB]Brighton start their Championship campaign at home to Doncaster on Saturday.

Source: BBC_Sport