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12 January 2017

Albion's defender looked ahead to Saturday's game.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson is looking forward to the prospect of partnering Shane Duffy in Saturday’s game against Preston North End.
The centre-back is set to keep his place in the starting line-up in the absence of the suspended Lewis Dunk at Deepdale, and Goldson believes he and Duffy can form a good partnership.
He said, “I always want to play games and that’s no different for the next one coming up. We all know Dunky is suspended, so hopefully I have a chance to play another game.
“We [Connor and Shane] played away at Wigan together when we won 1-0, so we’ve played before and in training too.
“He’s a good player and a good defender, so it shouldn’t be difficult to get an understanding with him.
“We are both good players and defenders, as are all of the centre-halves at this club. No matter who plays, we know our jobs and what we have to do.

Goldson insists that the 2-2 draw between the two clubs in the reverse meeting at the Amex will count for nothing on Saturday, and says there are no thoughts about avenging Simon Makienok’s stoppage-time equaliser.

“We’re professional and approach every game in the same way. It doesn’t matter whether they took points off us at the Amex or not, we just want to win every game.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s Preston, Newcastle in second or Rotherham, who are bottom of the league.
“We go into every game with a team that knows how to get three points and hopefully that will be the same on Saturday.
“We believe in ourselves and we’ve done well everywhere we’ve gone this season. Hopefully it will be no different at Preston.”

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