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MURRAY'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS

5 July 2016

Albion's loanee striker feels he still has a point to prove at the club.


Glenn Murray feels he has unfinished business at Brighton & Hove Albion after arriving on a season-long loan deal from Bournemouth, and is determined to help the club win promotion to the Premier League.
 
The 32-year-old enjoyed a prolific first spell at the club with 56 goals in 132 appearances and looked ahead to the upcoming season with a real sense of optimism.
 
He told seagulls.co.uk, "It's nice to come back to the club. It feels very different to the one I left and I'm looking forward to getting involved.
 
"It all happened pretty quickly. I heard rumblings of it over the summer and last season when Brighton were pushing for promotion, but the first I heard of it officially was on Friday.
 
"I was part of something very special at Bournemouth and the group there is very tight, but unfortunately the second half of the season wasn't as good as the first half for me. But we got the job done which was the main aim.
 
"Brighton were so close last year and I'm just here to help to make the next step and hopefully get the club into the Premier League."

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Murray admitted that his decision to leave the club five years ago was correct at the time, but insists he has only fond memories from his spell with the Seagulls.
 
"It's a very different club to what I left, and I left at a pivotal point in the club's history, winning promotion to the Championship and moving to the Amex.
 
"Unfortunately it wasn't to be that I would play for the club in the Championship at that point.
 
"It was an extremely tough decision at the time. Like I say, the club was going to the Championship, moving to the Amex with a great squad and togetherness. But back then, I think it was right for both parties to go our separate ways.
 
"We went through some difficult times as well, but when Gus took over and led us to the League One Championship, that was without doubt the highlight of my time at Brighton & Hove Albion. I scored plenty of goals and enjoyed every minute of it."
 
The club's newest attacking acquisition is in no doubt that the current squad has what it takes to go one better this season, and believes he returns to the club as a better player.
 
"I think so, 100 per cent. I've joined a club that’s looking to get into those top two spots and get promotion.
 
"They showed great character last year to bounce back after missing out on the final day of the season and take Sheffield Wednesday all the way. I think it was only due to luck that they missed out.
 
"For me personally, I’ve played at a higher level now with better players week in week out, and hopefully that will benefit me when I start playing."

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