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Murray Highlights Importance Of Huddersfield Clash

By James Hilsum • 04 April 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray highlighted the significance of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Huddersfield Town, as the side look to move further away from the bottom three.

The Seagulls frontman believes the game is even more vital than last Saturday’s clash with Leicester City, and feels the race for Premier League survival is still wide open.

He said, “It’s a huge game against a team that’s more important to beat, rather than Leicester. Obviously we wanted three points, but it's more crucial we beat teams in and around us.

“I don't think anyone can count themselves out of it. I think there's a little danger we can get sucked into it and we have to keep working hard on the training ground and not change what we are doing.

“I know for a fact, after working with the gaffer for two years, that we won't change what we do. And yes, we've got a job to do.”

Murray was speaking after the 2-0 defeat against Leicester City on Saturday, and says lessons will be learned before focusing on Huddersfield, who also recorded a 2-0 victory over the Seagulls in this season’s reverse fixture at the John Smith’s Stadium.

“I’m sure we will have a little meeting and point out what we could have done better and focus on what we did well, because I do think there were positives to take out of the game.

“Obviously 2-0 flattered them, but that was because we were pushing forward in the end. So we'll look at the negatives and focus on the positives, and then it will be all eyes on Huddersfield.

“There have probably been two or three below-par performances this season, in terms of what we believe we should be producing every week. I think Huddersfield away was one of them, and we have to try and rectify those wrongs.”

The gap between Albion and the bottom three currently stands at six points, but Murray explained that he’s refusing to become complacent before reviewing his personal season so far.

“It's nicer than three [points], but nine would have been nicer still. So it depends which way you want to look at it. I think we would have taken this at the start of the season, but one weekend can change anything.

“You set targets, and when you reach them, you set another one. You always want more. I don't know what I would settle for as I'm greedy.

“I've always believed I could score goals in the Premier League, given the opportunity. I'm doing that and I can continue to do that.”