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MURRAY BACK AT BRIGHTON

3 July 2016

The striker is set for a second spell at the club.


Glenn Murray is back at Brighton & Hove Albion on a season-long loan from Bournemouth.

The 32-year-old striker, whose goals helped fire the club to the League One title in 2011, will link up with his new team-mates for the pre-season training camp in Tenerife.

Albion manager Chris Hughton said, “We are delighted that Glenn is joining us and that we have managed to secure someone of his experience and ability for the new season.

“Everyone at the club, and the supporters, know what Glenn will offer us. He is a real attacking presence who can lead the line, he’s powerful in the air, and his goalscoring record speaks for itself.

“He is a different type of striker to those we have got at the club already and will give us an extra option going forward.

“Most importantly he knows the Championship well, he knows how to score goals at this level and what it takes to get out of this division.

“The move has been a long time in the making and the recruitment department has done an excellent job to finally get the deal over the line.

“He is a proven goalscorer and an excellent addition to the squad.”

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Murray began his career at Carlisle United, where he graduated through their youth set-up before eventually earning a move to Rochdale following a successful loan spell at Spotland.

A total of 26 goals in 60 appearances for the League Two side fired Murray into the spotlight, and prompted then-Albion boss Dean Wilkins to sign him in January 2008 for a fee of £300,000.

He went on to make 136 appearances in his first spell, scoring 56 times – including 22 goals in the 2010/11 campaign when Albion clinched the League One championship.

He left the club that summer to join Crystal Palace on a free transfer, eventually helping the Eagles to gain promotion into the Premier League with a stunning 31-goal haul in the 2012/13 season.

Murray has since enjoyed a loan spell with Reading, before signing for Bournemouth for £4million in September 2015.

He boasts an impressive career record in front of goal, averaging a goal every three matches.

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