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MURPHY REFLECTS ON BEST CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

17 May 2017

The Scotsman looks ahead to exciting times for the club.


Brighton & Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy explained that this promotion-winning season has been the highlight of his career to date, and insists the club will be entering the Premier League with no fear.

The Scotsman admits this tops anything else he has achieved playing in England and north of the border, before picking out the games he will be looking out for when the fixtures are released.

He said, “It’s the highest achievement in my career. You never want to go through your career and not achieve things, so getting to the Premier League is the ultimate.

“I’m looking forward to facing the northern teams; Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool. I think a lot of my friends and family will come down for those games.

“You always want to win and do well. Our aim next year will be no different, we’ll want to win every game that we play.

“Obviously it’s going to be more difficult, as we’re playing against some massive teams, but we’ll give it everything we've got.”

Murphy was speaking at the club's promotion parade, where thousands of fans took to the city to pay tribute to the team, and admitted to being shocked at the scale of the event.

"I was expecting it to be a good day and a lot of people to turn out, but I never expected it to be quite as big as it has been.

“This is something that I’ll never forget and is one of the reasons why you work hard, do all that running and you do all that work in the gym. It’s all for days like this.

“I’ve come a long way from being in Scotland up at Motherwell and being a young skinny boy to where I am now. It’s special for me and my family, as well as the team and fans.

“I hope the club and the fans will remember this team for a long time, because I will. Special teams stick in your memory and this one will stay in mine.”

Murphy applauded the club’s supporters for their fantastic support throughout the season, and believes their unconditional backing played an integral part in reaching the Premier League.

“I’d like to thank them for all their support and everything that they do. They’ve been behind us all of the way.

“I’ve been at teams where if you lose, you get booed off the park, but that doesn’t happen here.

“If you lose, everyone encourages you to move on to the next game, and that’s been a big part of our success.”

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