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2 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Albion defender Liam Rosenior off the coach at Vicarage Road.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior praised team-mate Bruno after replacing the club captain in last weekend’s goalless draw against Watford, and revealed how close he is to the Spaniard both on and off the pitch.

Rosenior came on at half-time for his first taste of Premier League action for the Seagulls, and the 33-year-old commented on the special relationship that Albion’s right-back pairing share.

He said, “Me and Bruno probably get on the best out of everyone at the club. We’re really close, our wives are good friends, we’re a similar age and we’ve had similar experiences throughout our careers.

“Bruno has been outstanding ever since I came to the club, he’s been absolutely fantastic and started this season in the same vein, but you’ve always got to be ready.

“I’ve always said that part of the reason Bruno has done so well is because I’ve been here pushing him all the time.

 I appreciate him as both a man and player, and I think it’s the same the other way around.”

Rosenior was delighted to fulfil his ambition of playing for Albion in the Premier League, and believes the positive display at Vicarage Road has given his team-mates added confidence.

“I remember when I first came to the club, I said that by the end of my time here, I want to be part of a Premier League club, so it was an amazing occasion for me personally.

“It was also good to get out first point on the board and now we’ve got a nice break, looking into the next period of games.

“Forget the money and the hype, the standard is the same. I’ve always said to the players here that they’re more than good enough to play at this level.

“I think the Watford game, where we dominated for long periods, has given the lads confidence that they can succeed, and I know that we’ll go on to dominate a lot more games this season.”

The Seagulls return to the Amex after the international break, to play West Bromwich Albion, and Rosenior is focused on claiming a first victory of the club’s devoted supporters.

“They’ve been outstanding and sung their hearts out. At Leicester we were down for pretty much the whole game, but they kept singing throughout.

“At Watford after the 0-0, we saw how much it means to the fans. They’re a fantastic group of people that love the club dearly.

“They know exactly where the club has come from and hopefully we can give them something to cheer about over the next few weeks.”

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