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CMS - Remain Calm & Carry On

Craig Mackail-Smith has told the Brighton side to remain calm and continue believing in themselves as we now look to overturn a single goals deficit in the second leg of the play off semi final against Derby County.

With the game already having been poured over in detail, in terms of penalties, chances, and refereeing decisions, CMS told the Official Site following the first leg, Mackail-Smith explained that he felt Brighton just had to be patient in the second leg and retain their belief.

'The most important thing is getting a positive start and not panicking because we're a goal down. We've got to be patient because we don't want to find ourselves 15-20 minutes in, 2-0 down and chasing the game. We've got 90 minutes to get the goal we need to level the scores so there is no need to panic.'

He goes on to say that taking the patient approach in the match, he remains fully confident we will draw level and the hopefully go on to get the winner, but if we dictate the pace we have the freedom to step things up if needed if the goal doesn't come for us in the first half.

'But, if we can start the game at Derby the way we did on Thursday then we'll put ourselves in a good position. We've been fantastic away, hard to break down and hard to get past and we've scored too but, like I said, we've got to be patient on Sunday and do what we've planned.'

CMS goes on to say that obviously Derby do now have the advantage, but in some ways that can work against them in the second leg because they'll be in two minds as to whether to come out quickly and try and kill the game off, or sit back and defend, but as others have said since full time in the last game, this tie is far from over and it's still all to play for, along with having many positives from the first leg to take forward.

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Date:Saturday May 10 2014

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