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Brighton must strengthen to be promoted - Ankergren

Casper Ankergren
Ankergren made 39 appearances for Leeds last season

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Casper Ankergren has said the club will need to strengthen their squad if they want to gain promotion from League One.

The 30-year-old Danish stopper was promoted with Leeds United last season before being released in the summer.

Ankergren told BBC Sussex: "It's extremely hard work and we'll need all the players to stick together.

"We've got some good players but we're going to need another two or three players if we want to challenge."

He added: "It won't be easy. You have to do the basic things right. Sometimes you don't play well and you have to get points out of those games.

"My personal goal is to be in the top six but it's a very tough league."

But Ankergren added that the whole set up at the south coast club is geared for a challenge for promotion to the Championship.

"With the quality we've got in this team, it seems the whole club wants to do more than settle in League One," he said.

"I think the club is getting ready for giving a good push to see if we can go up."

Albion welcome Walsall to Withdean Stadium on Saturday.

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06 Aug 10 |  Brighton
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14 May 10 |  Leeds

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