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MURRAY PRAISES AMEX FACTOR IN SUCCESS

5 June 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray applauding Albion's supporters.

Murray has been impressed with Albion's progression in recent years.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray highlighted the huge strides taken by the club in recent years, and believes playing in front of large crowds at the Amex helped his team-mates achieve promotion to the Premier League.

The Seagulls moved into a state-of-the-art training ground and stadium after Murray’s first spell at the club, and he feels the improved facilities have played a crucial role in the Albion’s recent success.

He said, “The progression that has been made over the past few years is there for everyone to see; it’s not just the stadium but the training ground as well.

“The fact that we now can get another 22,000 fans inside the stadium, compared to when I played at Withdean, makes a massive difference.

“This is what the club has waited for and wanted for a long time. It’s a great feeling to be going up.”

Chris Hughton’s team reached the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history after gaining promotion last month, and Murray is fully aware of the difficult task that lies ahead.

“We’re under no illusions, it will be tough. There will be difficult spells along the way but we have to look at the likes of Palace, Burnley and Bournemouth to believe we can stay in the division – which has to be the one and only objective next season.

“We’ll learn fast, we’ll learn on the job, but I’m sure the club will invest and bring people in, which will help as well.

“But that’s a conversation for another day. For now, let’s enjoy the moment and celebrate what we’ve achieved this season.”


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