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ROSENIOR PRAISES ALBION'S PROFESSIONALISM

11 April 2016

Albion's defender is not surprised by Albion's form this season.


Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior hailed the tremendous work ethic within the squad going into the final six games of the season.
 

The experienced defender says he has not been surprised to see the squad challenging at the top end of the table and is determined to play in the Premier League with Albion.
 
He said, “In terms of professionalism, I haven’t come across a better group of players to work alongside.
 
“Not just in terms of what they do on the pitch, but off the pitch too. They treat their bodies right, they’re not out drinking all the time or going out until the late hours. That all adds up to being successful on the pitch.
 
“People might think I came here to see out the rest of my career, but that’s not why I came here. We had a meeting at the start of the season and we had our targets in mind.
 
“I remember a few of us saying that with the talent we had in the room we were doing a disservice to ourselves if we didn't push for something special; we had good enough players, a manager who’s done it before, the facilities and the stadium.
 
“You might call me ambitious or arrogant, but I want to finish every season playing at the highest level I can. When I step through the door, I thought we could do it [go up] this year and hopefully I’m proved right.”

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The 31-year-old is now relishing being back in the team after a three-month spell on the sidelines and says his target was to come back stronger than before his knee injury.
 
“It was about being focused and knowing I had the chance to come back and affect things at the end of the season.
 
“I look at someone like Solly [March], who I feel terribly for because he started the season so well and he’s unfortunate enough not to have a say in things now.
 
“Knowing I had a chance to come back into the team really focused me and when I wasn’t able to walk, I made sure I came back as fit as I possibly could. I think it’s paid off because I’ve played in every single game since.”
 
Rosenior compared the four-way tussle for automatic promotion to last season and has urged his team-mates to maintain their focus going into final straight of the campaign.
 
“I think it’s quite similar to last year because you have three or four teams that are fighting until the end. I hear people writing off Hull, but I know the squad and the manager there and they’re not out of it by any means, but we can’t look outside of what we do.
 
“It’s a six-game league; if we can do what we do, then we have a great opportunity to do something special, which we spoke about this year and we want to make it happen.”

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