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MURRAY REMAINS OPTIMISTIC

16 October 2016

The Albion striker is confident the team can return to winning ways on Tuesday.


Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray remains optimistic following yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Preston North End, and has backed his team-mates to bounce back on Tuesday.
 
The striker scored his sixth goal of the season to put Albion 2-1 up, before Simon Makienok’s header earned Preston a share of the spoils deep into stoppage time to sum up a frustrating afternoon.
 
He said, “When a team sits in against you it’s always difficult, but we managed to break them down twice and unfortunately made an error right at the end.
 
“You don’t take anything for granted in this league, anyone can beat anyone home or away. It’s a very difficult league and you’ve got to be on it week in, week out, otherwise you’ll drop points.
 
“Previously to today, we’ve been fantastic and had only let in one goal in our last five games. Hopefully this was an off day and we’ll get back on it on Tuesday.”
 
The experienced frontman explained the reasons behind his passionate celebration, and is pleased that the team have a quick chance to recover against Wolverhampton Wanderers in two days’ time.
 
“That’s [the celebration] because we worked so hard to get back into it, having obviously let ourselves down with the opening goal conceded. We worked hard against a team that sat in and my goal was a moment of relief.
 
“We’re glad this has come now rather than it being at the start of an international break, as that wouldn’t be a good way to end things.”

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Murray also offered some words of support for David Stockdale, following an unfortunate defensive error that led to the first goal, and is confident the team can maintain the pace set by the likes of Newcastle and Norwich at the top.
 
“He [Stockdale] showed he’s got a cool head. He made a mistake, but got right back on it and he showed how good he is.
 
“We’re not going to blame David for anything because he gets us out of some very sticky situations.
 
“Norwich and Newcastle were favourites going into the season and so far they’ve proven to be good money on that. Some teams are going to play them and think this is their cup final, but I’m sure they’ll come unstuck at some stage.”

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