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HUGHTON'S IDEAL ATTACKING OPTIONS

30 October 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Albion manager Chris Hughton on the touchline at the Amex.

After another goal from Glenn Murray, and a fifth assist of the season for Pascal Gross, Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton showed his satisfaction towards the team’s current attacking options.

Murray headed home from a Gross cross for the second game in a row, and with Tomer Hemed and Sam Baldock pushing to return, Hughton assessed the strength of his forward line.

He said, “I’m in the ideal position as I have two fully-fit number nines and Sam Baldock is back in training.

“Hemed was in really good form before the ban, but Glenn would say the fact that he was out injured lessened his opportunities to play.

“Gross is a player that we knew before he came here and he is capable of the assists from the type of player that he is.

“In Premier League terms, there is not an awful lot you can get for £3 million, but more importantly, it’s what he is giving for the team.”

Albion’s 1-1 draw against Southampton extended their unbeaten streak to three games, and Hughton was especially pleased to go another game without a defeat on home soil.

“We have come back from a wonderful away performance last Friday, but when you are a promoted club, home form is a defining factor of your season.

“I was delighted to get our first three points away from home, which was another milestone we got over, but, of course, we need to be strong at home.”

“We know how difficult the games against the top six are going to be, but against the teams that are outside it, we need to take every opportunity to get some points.”

“We’ve learned that when we play at a certain level, we can get good results. But we are still very conscious that you can go on a bad run without playing badly.”


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