"The fact we are second going into the two cup games is nice," said Parkinson.
"But we've just been beaten 3-1 at Carlisle and my thoughts are now on what we can do better, and we want to put on a better show in our next game."
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Leicester's thrilling Champions League debut is at an end after a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals.
Brighton will return to the top flight next season for the first time in 34 years after securing promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.
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