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BRUNO READY FOR FULHAM TEST

19 July 2016

Albion's captain looks ahead to tonight's game.


Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno believes tonight’s clash with Fulham will be one of the side’s most challenging fixtures of pre-season.
 
The game, which takes place at Aldershot Town FC, kick-off 7.45pm, is a rare opportunity for Albion to face a team from the same division, but the Spaniard stressed the result is not a priority.
 
He said, “It’s going to be a tough game because they are a really good side - it will be one of the hardest games of pre-season.
 
“We cannot forget it’s pre-season though and the most important thing is to improve our fitness and feel good; it’s not about the score.
 
“It’s a good test for us, and both teams are in the same situation, as we’re all trying to get fitter before the season starts.”

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The experienced full-back reflected on the side’s 4-0 win over Crawley Town in the first match of pre-season on Saturday, and was delighted to see Glenn Murray make a goalscoring return to the club.
 
“As a team we are feeling great, especially because Glenn scored in his first game and he has settled very well into the group.
 
“It’s an easy group to settle in to because all of us are good lads. He’s already living in Brighton, and he knows the club and a lot of people here.”
 
Tonight’s match at the EBB Stadium comes ahead of a unique double header away at Luton and Stevenage on Saturday, and Bruno feels it will be a good test for Albion’s large squad.
 
“We are lucky because we have plenty of players here in the first-team squad and with the under-21s too.
 
“They [the U21s] have got a big squad and it’s so good for us to have them here and it’s something which will help them too.”

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