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VAN LA PARRA AIMING FOR PROMOTION PUSH

29 November 2015


Brighton & Hove Albion's signing from Wolves, Rajiv van La Parra, says he wants to use his one-month loan spell to contribute to the club's push for Premier League football.

Out of favour at Molineux, the pacey wide man said, "I'm very happy, I was not in a good situation at Wolves, so I'm happy to be here. I hope that I can help the team win promotion.

"I wanted a move because I am a footballer and I want to play games. A footballer wants to be out on the pitch; I wasn't out on the pitch at Wolves, so I am happy to have this loan deal done and I hope I can play football again and help the team."

The winger admitted it was a bit of surprise to get the call from Albion, but hadn't lost faith in his ability to play at the top end of the Championship, having been a regular member of a Wolves side which narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season.

"It gives me a lot of confidence, because Brighton are a good team at the top of the league. It gives me a lot of confidence, but I have always had a lot of belief in myself. I hope I can do well and play a part.

"Brighton play some very good offensive football, which I think will suit me. They are doing very well and I hope we can keep it this way. I want to come in and work hard for the team and hopefully be a very important player for the them."

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The former Feyenoord man, where he played alongside Elvis Manu, has also been capped by Holland at under-21 level - and he hasn't ruled out the possibility of a permanent move, but says his immediate focus is on the month ahead, and making an impact with the club.

"I want to play as many games as I can. That's the most important thing for me. We will see where we are at the end of the spell, but I don't want to look too far ahead. I hope the club will be happy with what I have contributed at the end of the loan spell."

Explaining what his strengths are, he added, "I have a lot of pace. I like the one-v-one situations. I am player that likes to attack the defenders and I have good crossing ability.

"I am a creative player and I think I can bring something extra to the team. I am looking forward to playing my games and doing very well for the club."

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