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Brighton's Poyet calls on League to scrap Paint Trophy

Gus Poyet
Poyet took over at Brighton in November last year

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has called on the Football League to consider the future of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The Seagulls face Leyton Orient in the first round of this year's competition on Wednesday.

"When I used to play in the Premiership we always complained there were too many cups," he told BBC Sussex.

"We [in League One and Two] are lucky enough to have an extra one. Why? I think the Football League need to answer that. It's not necessary."

He added: "Honestly, I don't think it should be there."

Poyet also played down the chance of reaching a showpiece final at Wembley.

"People say 'It's good to get to the final because it's a good day out at Wembley'. It's good to get to the final if you win," he said.

"I don't enjoy going to Wembley and losing. Does it give you the possibility of going up? No. The possibility of getting into Europe? No. The possibility of buying a top striker? No. It's just a trip to Wembley."

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