Will Buckley says Brighton & Hove Albion promotion bid is still on

Will Buckley

Brighton winger Will Buckley says they are still well placed for promotion.

The Seagulls are three points off the Championship play-off places despite a run of one win in nine games.

He told BBC Sussex: "It's given us a platform to go on and really get ourselves back up there. We've had a few games we should've won but haven't.

"Hopefully in the second third of the season we will kick on and get the victories that haven't come due to late goals and teams frustrating us."

Brighton were top of the table at the end of September after five wins and a draw from their opening eight fixtures but their recent run of results has seen them slip to eighth.

The Sussex side were denied back-to-back wins for the first time since September by a late equaliser at Wolves on Saturday.

And Buckley says they can take positives from the draw despite playing against 10 men in the second half.

"To go 3-2 up and then lose a goal to draw is disappointing," the 24-year-old added.

"It came down to a bit of luck as they won a header in the box and it squirmed in the bottom corner.

"But we can't be too downhearted. It's a point away at Wolves.

"We moved up the pitch passing the ball and we created chance after chance.

"In previous games we have come a bit unstuck but to get three goals against 10 men who were sitting behind the balls was really pleasing.

"We need to move on from this as we need to start picking up victories now."