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TAMMY TALK CONVINCED TOMORI

24 January 2017

The defender spoke with his Chelsea team-mate before the move.


New Brighton & Hove Albion loan signing Fikayo Tomori cannot wait to get started at the club, and says he took advice from his best pal Tammy Abraham, who played against Albion earlier in the season for Bristol City.

The 20-year-old - who has joined Albion until the end of the season - spoke to his Chelsea club mate Abraham before arriving on the south coast.

He told seagulls.co.uk, “I know a couple of players in the Championship that have played against Brighton, and they said they’re a really good team and really hard to play against.

“I’ve watched a couple of their games in the Championship, including the Sheffield Wednesday game recently. There were a few whispers about a possible move at the time, and to be here and involved now is great.

“Everyone knows that Tammy and I are close and he said that Brighton are a top team and every time you play against Brighton, it’s a hard game.

“I’m not here to score 18 goals like he has, but to keep them out! I want to play as much as I can, improve as much as I can and help the team. That’s the main thing.”

Tomori expressed his delight at joining a club challenging near the summit of the Championship, and revealed the support he received from his parent club upon making the temporary move south.

He is also eyeing up Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie away at Lincoln to make his debut, and is expecting a stern test from the National League leaders.

“It’s really exciting. You want to be playing for a top club and Brighton is a top club to be at. Obviously they’re  near the top of the Championship and hopefully we can finish top of the Championship and win promotion to the Premier League.

“Chelsea have been nothing but supportive and I just want me to express myself, do the best I can and try to help the team and myself as much as possible."

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