Albion's striker did not take long to find the net.
Glenn Murray was delighted to score on his second debut for the club in a 4-0 win over Crawley Town yesterday, and feels he has quickly settled into the squad.
The Bournemouth loanee scored Albion’s third goal with a fine solo effort just three minutes after the restart, and felt he should have had more.
He said, “It was nice to get on the scoresheet so early. I felt as though I should’ve had the second, I don’t know if was touch or go whether I was offside or not, but it was a nice start.
“It was a good turnout from the fans for the first pre-season game too, and I am sure it will only get busier from here onwards.”
Murray says he has quickly felt part of the squad since rejoining the club, largely thanks to the pre-season training camp in the Canary Islands.
“Tenerife was brilliant. I got to spend four days with the boys all together. It was good to meet all the different characters in the squad.
“I watched them from a far last year and saw some brilliant individuals, who had good technical qualities, but they also work very well together, which is important.
“Looking at the move before it happened, it was something that enticed me, and I wanted to be part of a promotion challenge again.”
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The striker believes there are many similarities between the current Albion squad and the Bournemouth team that won promotion into the Premier League, not least the team spirit.
“The wing play definitely drew me to the club. I see traits of the Bournemouth squad at Brighton.
“There’s a huge togetherness here and Brighton is a place where a lot of the players live, so they spend a lot of time off the pitch together as well, which is healthy.
“We know the job in hand and we’ve got to go out and do it.”
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