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MURRAY ON IMPORTANT WEEKS AHEAD

21 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray in action against Stoke City at the Amex.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray believes the squad has enough strength in depth to deal with the busy festive period coming up, ahead of Saturday’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Seagulls maintained their five-game unbeaten run with a 2-2 draw against Stoke City, and Murray looked at the next seven days, which also sees Chris Hughton’s team come up against Crystal Palace at the Amex.

He said, ”It's a big week - it's nine points in just over a week that you could either win or lose.

“We’ve played 11 games before tonight in about 10 weeks and I think we have 11 in about six weeks now.

“We’re coming into a really important part of the season over the festive period. We have a strong squad and I feel we have players that can step in, no doubt.

“I’m sure the gaffer will make changes when we have games coming thick and fast."

Albion head to Old Trafford in ninth position in the Premier League, and Murray highlighted the difficulty of Saturday’s game, but also touched upon the excitement of such a fixture.

“It's always nice to go there and play the big teams at the big stadiums. That's what we looked forward to when we got promoted last year and we will enjoy our time up there.

"Every game in the Premier League is going to be tough and United is no exception. We’re under no illusion that we’ll be in for a really tough afternoon.

"I think Lukaku and Ibrahimovic have made great defenders look amateur at times. It's tough to stop them and it's like that when you play world-class forwards.”


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