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Determined Murray eager to push on

Albion striker Glenn Murray is delighted to have signed a new contract with the Seagulls and is now focused on firing more goals between now and the end of the season.

By Alex Stedman • 03 February 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray celebrates his goal against West Ham United.

The forward has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021 and says his objective is to keep on helping his side as much as he can. 

He said, “I’m delighted to commit my future to the club and be part of this project that we’re working on with the head coach.

“I’m just looking forward to the second half of the campaign now – all I need to do from my personal perspective is make sure I’m fit and ready to go when the gaffer needs me.

“It was nice to be back in the side and on the scoresheet at the weekend, I’ve been working hard on the training field and doing some extra running and finishing drills with Neal [Maupay] and Aaron [Connolly].

“Thankfully I got my chance at the weekend, lasted the full game and got the goal as well.”

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Murray also spoke about his relationship with fellow strikers Maupay and Connolly, praising their efforts on the training field and passing on advice to the pair.

“I work with Aaron and Neal every day and have a good relationship with them both,” he added.  

“I always try to pass things on when needed – probably more so to Aaron because he’s a bit younger. I just try and lead by example and go to [goalkeeping coach] Ben Roberts after training to get a finishing drill put on and things like that.

“Aaron and Neal join in and that’s a good habit to get into in terms of hitting the back of the net regularly.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion striker Glenn Murray.

Saturday’s goal at West Ham leaves him 12 shy of Albion’s all-time scorer Tommy Cook, and it’s a record he says he’d love to break. 

“I think the record was probably in my head at the start of this season, but with the way it’s panned out I obviously haven’t been playing as much,” he said.  

“But it was good to get back on track at the weekend with the goal. The record will be talked about in the press again now and the club have given me a good opportunity to get there with this new deal – it’s something I’d love to achieve.

“But my priority is to help the team and then whatever comes off the back of that, we’ll see.”

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