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Connolly: Restart form a big boost

Young forward says the Seagulls' form since the restart has been a huge boost to confidence.

By Charlie Hanson • 25 June 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Aaron Connolly tries a shot on goal against the Foxes.

Striker Aaron Connolly says the four points picked up in the matches against Arsenal and Leicester City in the side's previous two matches have been a big lift for the squad.

Having defeated the Gunners at the weekend, Albion secured another big point at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with the Republic of Ireland international sure of the positive impact the two results will have.

Connolly said, “It gives us a lot of confidence, that’s four big points and come the end of the season that could keep us in the division.

“That’s what we’ve been working towards during the lockdown period, our hard work over the last few months has definitely shown out on the field.

"We’re happy with the result [on Tuesday] and we probably could have got more had things gone a little differently on the night."

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Neal Maupay missed a penalty early on in the Midlands, which proved to be the best chance of the night for Graham Potter's visiting side.

The 20-year-old was fouled to win the spot-kick, but fully expects his fellow forward to bounce back from the disappointment after the Frenchman notched the winner in the 2-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

“I think it was a penalty, obviously me and James Justin got a little bit mixed up and he caught my foot," he added.

"It happens, people miss penalties all the time, Neal scores those chances nine times out of ten and I'm sure he won't let it get to him.

“We’ve got a point and it’s a big one for us. He [Neal] was the match winner at the weekend, he missed the penalty tonight, but we know he will be back on it next Tuesday against Manchester United, and we’re looking forward to that game now.”

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