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Murray enjoying new methods under Potter

Glenn Murray believes the team are showing great signs of imposing the playing style head coach Graham Potter has looked to introduce this season.

By Kieran Cleeves • 21 September 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray speaks to TalkSport's 'Moose' on Thursday afternoon

Albion head to St James’ Park this weekend for their sixth Premier League fixture of the season, and Murray reflected on Potter’s impact on the south coast, and what the former Swansea City man is trying to achieve ahead of today's game with Newcastle United. 

He said, “Anyone that comes in has a different way of doing things, and the gaffer is no different to Chris [Hughton] in that respect.

“We’ve been learning his philosophy — how he wants us to do things, how he wants us to play and how he wants to take the club forward.

“There’s been a lot of learning over the last three months, and there’s still a lot to do, but you can see from our performances that we’ve picked a lot of it up already.

“The emphasis is on our positioning, both in possession and out of possession, and how we can affect opposition teams and opposition defences.

“We focus on how we can lock them in and impose our game on them. I feel that in a number of performances this season we’ve been able to do that.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray in discussion on the training field

Despite a handful of promising displays, Potter’s side are without a league win since the opening day of the campaign, and Murray weighed up the season so far ahead of today’s journey north.

“We were bitterly disappointed to concede so late against Burnley after dominating the game for large periods.

“But this week the full focus has been on Newcastle and coming away from the game with as many points as possible.

“Five points out of five games is pretty steady and we’re happy with that, but we're happier with the performances that have got us those points.

“We feel that with a little bit of luck we may have had a few more points at this stage.”

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