Brighton's Gaetan Bong has hailed the range of qualities brought by his fellow defenders at the club.

Bong hails Brighton's defensive depth

Bong hails Brighton's defensive depth

The Seagulls have made a solid start to life in the Premier League and after missing the opening few weeks of the campaign, Bong has helped them claim two clean sheets in their last four outings.

Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk have taken most of the plaudits but the Cameroonian and fellow full-back and captain Bruno have also played their roles.

The 29-year-old believes that their differing talents can help keep the club in the top flight.

"I've played more than two years with Dunky and one with Shane," Bong told the club's official website. "The back four for the last three games, including Bruno, we've had since the start of last season.

"They get more attention now because we're playing in the Premier League, but they're doing the same things they were doing in the Championship.

"Everyone gives their best to play at the highest level. It helps the team when you have two central defenders who are solid, strong and clear everything in the air."

He added: "Sometimes at the end of the game when you're tired, Shane Duffy comes forward with his head and boom! It gives us stability and everyone brings something different.

"From the right side, Bruno is technical, you then have the two big men, who are strong, and I just try to make myself hard to beat on the left."

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