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23 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Solly March heading his first goal in the Premier League.

After scoring his first Premier League goal against Bournemouth last week, Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March highlighted the importance of working hard to help the team in both directions.

The 23-year-old has started all five of Albion’s Premier League games this season, and after showing his defensive capabilities against West Bromwich Albion, March headed the opener against the Cherries.

He said, “If you’re in there [the penalty area], anything can drop to you - a rebound or a deflection - so you’ve got to get yourself in there to score goals.

“I honestly can’t remember one [headed goal] I’ve scored ever, although I’ve scored a few in training this year actually.

“I try to focus on myself and playing well - and if you’re playing well, you’re going to stay in the team. I try and keep it simple, and I’ll continue to do that.

“When you’re chasing back, working hard, stopping balls going into the box, it’s definitely satisfying as well. It definitely makes me track back when he’s [Chris Hughton] on the sideline shouting!”

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Newcastle United, the winger reflected on his decision to sign for Albion instead of the Magpies in 2011, before looking ahead to an important game for the Seagulls.

“What’s happened was probably for the best - staying local with Brighton definitely gave me more of a chance of making it. It was the right thing do - it’s worked out well so far and hopefully it stays that way.

“It’s a big game and we need something from it. I’m excited to get out there on Sunday and hopefully create some good moments and win the game.

“I feel comfortable but I’ve definitely got more to give. Hopefully I can show that over the next few games; I’m enjoying it and hopefully I can enjoy it for a bit longer than just this season.”

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