Brighton & Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy is full of confidence heading into tonight’s match against Sheffield Wednesday, but is wary of the Owls’ fine form in recent weeks.
Wednesday have claimed seven wins from their last ten games in all competitions, but Murphy is confident that Albion can pick up all three points.
He said, “They’re doing great at the moment, pushing up into a higher position than where they’ve been over the past couple of years, so it’s going to be a tough test.
“But we know there’s enough ability in that dressing room to win the game. We don’t go into any game looking for a draw or to hold on to a point.
“It’s going to be a tough game. You play against good players week in, week out in the Championship and Wednesday are no different. They’ve got lots of good players and are a good team as a unit.
“As soon as the match finished on Saturday [at Reading], our focus turned to this game. We’ve prepared as well as possible; we had another session yesterday and we’re ready to go.”
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Murphy is heading into the game with the Owls having found the net in each of his last two away games, against Bolton Wanderers and Reading.
The Scot was suspended following that game at Bolton, but now feels he is getting back to his best form after four weeks on the sidelines.
“It’s been about a month in between the two games, but it’s always good to score, especially as we had a great away support at Reading - and to score in front of them was good.
“The positive thing about the break was that I was able to train every day and was kept in high spirits by all the boys and staff.
“I’ve got to say thanks to them because I don’t know what I would have done if they didn’t keep me involved in the squad. It feels good to get through it and start playing again.”
Despite Albion’s unbeaten run, the Seagulls have drawn four of their last six games, but Murphy is pleased that the team are continuously picking up results.
“The Preston game was one of the few games that we were disappointed not to win.
“But in some of the others, like the match against Reading, it’s obviously difficult and you always want to pick up something from a game if you don’t win, which we did.”