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HUGHTON ON MURRAY'S MILESTONE

5 April 2017

Albion's manager comments on Glenn Murray reaching 20 goals this season.


Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton praised Glenn Murray for his goalscoring form this season, as the club’s top scorer extended his tally to 20 goals at the Amex last night.

Murray broke the 20-goal barrier for the Seagulls in their 2010/11 League One promotion-winning season, and Hughton spoke about the striker’s predatory instincts in front of goal, as he reached the same milestone again.

He said, “When we took Glenn [Murray], what we did know was that he’s somebody that scores goals. He has a knack, even in games where he perhaps doesn’t play so well.

“He can score different types of goals, but certainly a lot of them are poacher-type ones. If you look at his goal from Saturday, then that’s Glenn for you.

“He has really good movement in the six-yard box, anticipation before producing a calm finish. He’s been a very good acquisition for us.”

Hughton also gave credit to Murray’s team-mates for their support this season, and believes the striker has benefited from playing in a promotion-chasing side.

“They’re very difficult to find [20-goal strikers]. It’s two things; Glenn has been good for us and the team has been good for him.

“It’s like Chris Wood at Leeds. Chris is somebody that always scores goals, and in a good season, a team will allow him to score more goals.

“That’s the same with our team at the moment. This team has supported Glenn very well and allowed him to get the goals he has."

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