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Murray: Recent Draws Could Prove Decisive

By Alex Stedman • 01 May 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray says that the side’s last two results could be pivotal come the end of the season.

The Seagulls picked up back-to-back draws against Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley respectively over their last two matches, and this season’s top scorer believes that those two points could be vital when the campaign reaches it’s concusion.

He said, “When you reflect on the weekend’s results I’d say the last two draws we’ve picked up against both Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley are absolutely huge.

“A good result on Friday evening would be nice because it’s still in our hands. 

“We’ve got big teams to play, but every game is a winnable one and we’ll keep working hard to prepare for Manchester United. 

“It would have been nice to get a win in one of them, but we have to look ahead to the game on Friday now.” 

The stalemate at Turf Moor on Saturday moved Albion onto 37 points with three games left, and the forward felt it was the right result on the day.

“It’s probably a fair result in the end because I don’t think either side really made the game their own.

“It was pretty end to end and nobody controlled it on the whole.

“We’re not safe yet and we still need some points depending on how other sides do – our focus has to be on getting as many points as possible between now and the end of the campaign.” 

Murray also discussed measuring risk and reward away from home in the top flight, insisting that the Seagulls always look to strike the right balance between defence and attack when plying their trade away from the Amex Stadium. 

“We played some neat football in our approach play and I wouldn’t say we lacked a threat in the final third – I’d say sometimes it’s our decision making that means some chances don’t come to more. 

“I think we had some good play, but it’s a difficult balance away from home – we can commit men forward but then it’s about what happens on the break if the move doesn’t come to anything.

“It’s a delicate balance away from home of not leaving the back door open when you’re attacking.”

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