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MURRAY STAYING COOL DURING RUN-IN

2 April 2017

Albion's forward is staying level headed during the final few games of the season.


Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray urged his team-mates to embrace the challenge of competing at the top of the table, after his goal secured a vital 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers yesterday.
 
The Seagulls forward fired home a deft finish in the second half to secure Albion all three points, and explained that his 'keep calm' celebration was a message for everyone during the final run-in.
 
He said: “We need to relax, enjoy the moment and not get too carried away or nervous. Hopefully we can keep our performance levels going and get to where we need to be.
 
“For any team trying to get automatic promotion, it’s going to get a bit nervy at times like in the last five minutes. Obviously Blackburn are playing for something else in the table and they were pushing towards the end.
 
“It’s one of those things, you are going to get nervy, but thankfully we got all three points.”

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Murray explained that he had to shrug off a small knock in the first half, before talking through his 19th goal of the season.
 
“It’s just a tiny knock, but you’re rarely 100 per cent fit so you keep going. I wasn’t coming off, but if it had got too bad, I would’ve done. In the end it was alright and I got a little strap.
 
“The goal was a great header back from Anthony [Knockaert] and I’ve just had a little touch, flicked it and thankfully it hit the back of the net.
 
“I checked to see if it was offside, but that’s always precautionary. You can’t celebrate too early, and you have a little look before you can enjoy the moment.”
 
Saturday’s win saw Albion move nine points clear of third-place Huddersfield Town, who suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Burton Albion. Despite the result, Murray believes it does not change too much at the top of the table.
 
“We saw it with our own eyes in front of the screen and it was quite a nice feeling, but there will be someone else looking to take their place.
 
“We just need to focus on ourselves, take each game as it comes and get as many points as possible.”

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