Sam Baldock says confidence remains high at Brighton that the Seagulls are good enough to stay up this season.

Baldock believes in Brighton survival

Baldock believes in Brighton survival

Chris Hughton's side are just two points clear of the relegation zone as they continue to battle in their debut Premier League campaign and they will hope to do enough over the course of the second half of the season to stay up.

With just 10 points separating bottom to ninth in the table, it is likely to be a tight scrap for survival but Baldock says Brighton have the belief in the squad that they can achieve their objective and beat the drop.

He told the club's website: "Every game is a hard one and as a promoted side we knew what we’d be up against this year. Momentum is important and if you can pick up some results in a row then you’ll do well - that’s the sort of belief we have here in the group - things may not be going our way at the moment but we know that we can turn things around and go on one of those types of runs.

"The table is so tight and every team in the bottom half will be saying the same sort of thing – if they can get a run together then they’ll do well and that’s exactly what we’re thinking."

Baldock has had to wait for his Premier League debut this term but finally got on the pitch in the defeat at West Brom last weekend and admits he fulfilled a dream when coming on as a second-half sub.

He added: "It was a very proud moment because it’s something that you aspire to as a child, you always want to be a Premier League player.

"It’s been a long time coming for me and it’s been frustrating because I’ve been part of a Premier League squad without playing - so to be able to do that at the weekend was good for me."