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HALL PUSHED BY MCGHEE BACKING

15 June 2016

Albion's latest signing hailed the influence of a former club manager.


Former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Mark McGhee played a major part in new signing Ben Hall's progression at Motherwell.

 

Defender Hall was managed by McGhee at the Dons and Albion's latest addition says Scotland’s assistant manager gave him real assurance as he made progress with the Scottish Premiership side.

 

He told SeagullsPlayer HD, "Mark McGhee was brilliant with me. He told me as soon as I played my first game that I would be playing every week, so that gave me great confidence as a young lad and confidence to push on.

 

"This was my first year pursuing first-team football and I got to play 15 to 20 games. 

 

"I made my debut just before Christmas and from there I just played more and more games which is what I wanted to do."


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Hall was quick to take snap up his opportunity with the Dons and his form soon attracted interest from south of the border.

 

"I wanted to take my chance, play as many games as possible and maybe get a move to somewhere like here. Somebody must have been watching me and liked what they saw, got onto my agent and it has developed into this.

 

"Since I came down to see the place, I have been watching how the club has been doing, and the whole city is a lovely place to be in and be around, so I hope to be here for years to come. Everything is very impressive.

  

"It is obviously a big challenge coming down from Scotland but one I am looking forward to, looking to impress people as much as possible and hopefully I can get into the first team."

 

Before the 20-year-old takes his first steps onto the training pitch, the Northern Irishman is off to France to watch his country in action at Euro 2016. 

 

"I am looking forward to it. It's not often that Northern Ireland get to major competitions, so it is new territory for us but it should be a good experience.

 

"We will try and get out the group first but why not [win the Euros]? You can dream about these things; all you can do is beat what is in front of you and take it from there."


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