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26 November 2016

Albion's striker says there is more to come from his partnership with Glenn Murray.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Sam Baldock insists there is even more room for improvement in his flourishing striking partnership with Glenn Murray.

The 27-year-old has established himself in the side alongside the Bournemouth loanee, and feels that their respective styles of play suit each other.

He said, “Glenn’s [Murray] probably what I’m used to [playing with] going back in my career. He’s a target man that’s good to play off, who’s always looking to link up play.

“He seems to be always looking for me, checking over his shoulder, and vice versa. It’s something that’s working quite well at the minute, but there’s obviously ways in which we can improve it.

“We could do more combination play and keep hold of the ball for longer in central areas. We tend to play the ball wider and our movement with each other is very good, as I get across the front and he goes into the centre.

“It’s certainly feeling good, but it could be better. When Bournemouth went up they scored a lot of goals and we thrive to be like them, and blow teams away."


Baldock understands the cautiousness of Albion’s supporters getting their hopes up this season, but urged them to continue backing the team and make the Amex a fortress.

“They can’t be blamed for being a bit apprehensive, because they obviously thought last season was the year as well [to get promoted].

“They’re going to be cautiously optimistic again, but we can hear them. Going back to the Sheffield Wednesday play-off game [home leg], it was one of the best atmospheres I’ve come across.

“If we can get that for every game, it’s hard for that not to inspire each and every one of us.”

The Seagulls frontman assessed the threat which Fulham will pose this afternoon, and admits little can be taken from a memorable 5-0 win for Albion back in April.

“They’re a very strong outfit. They ended last season fairly well and took that into pre-season. We beat them 5-0 last season, but they dominated for the first 30 minutes and it could have been a different story.

“They’re an expansive team who look to get the ball down and play, so it’s going to be a tough test for us.”

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