Kazenga LuaLua admitted Albion are loving Leo Ulloa’s return to goalscoring form.
The Argentine, who netted the winner against Leeds United just three days after firing the Seagulls to victory over Doncaster Rovers, missed a large chunk of the season with a foot injury and LuaLua believes the side missed more than just his goals.
“He’s doing a massive job and he helps us a lot,” the winger told seagulls.co.uk.
“He holds the ball up and brings others in so he’s a massive player for us. We were gutted when he was injured so it is good to have him back, he does a big job for us.
“We knew before the game that it was going to be a tough match so it was a good win.
“We’ll continue to take it game by game, but it was a good win and everyone is happy.”
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The Congolese midfielder also praised Albion’s back four who continued their run of clean sheets, and have now not conceded at the Amex since New Year’s Day.
“They’ve been doing well all season, Matty [Upson], Gordon [Greer], [Inigo] Calderon, Bruno, [Stephen] Ward and Tomasz [Kuszczak] and they were all good today too – especially when they brought on Matt Smith.
“It’s good to have them there and it was a good effort to keep a clean sheet and now we’re only one point off the play-offs.”
Oscar Garcia’s men now switch their attentions to the FA Cup tie with Premier League Hull City on Monday, and LuaLua believes home advantage will play a significant part.
Oscar's side are up against Premier League Hull City next
“Obviously the FA Cup is a big, special tournament so the fans will be buzzing, plus it’s another home game so we will try and win it obviously.
“We’ve had good experiences in the competition, obviously the Liverpool result was bad, but now we’ve got another home tie.
“It’s going to be a tough game, they’re a Premier League team but it’s a home match so we’ll try to play our game and hopefully we’ll win.”
UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES
|Albion v Hull City (FA Cup):|
Monday 17th February, kick-off 7.45pm
|Albion v Wigan Athletic:|
Saturday 22nd February, kick-off 3pm