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31 August 2018

Paul Hazlewood
David Button

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper David Button will meet familiar opposition when the Seagulls host Fulham at the Amex Stadium tomorrow afternoon. 

The stopper made the switch from Craven Cottage to the south coast in July having spent two years in West London, and he reflected on his time at this weekend’s opposition. 

He said, “It’s a club I know well, and it should make for a good game - I spent a few years there and I’m sure we’ll come up with a good game-plan to put in a good performance. 

“I was little disappointed at how it worked out there, last year but that’s football.

“Ultimately, I played 60 games over the last two years – one season ended in the play-offs and the other ended in promotion, so I feel like overall it was successful. 

“But when the opportunity came to move to here it was something that I was desperate to do, and I’m happy it’s paid off.”

Slavisa Jokanovic’s side won promotion to the top flight via the Sky Bet Championship play-offs last term as they beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in May, and Button reflected on their summer recruitment. 

“They’ve spent a lot of money this summer, but with the number of loan players they had last season, they needed to invest and strengthen, which they did. 

“It’s a competitive league now and their squad probably needed it – they have some good technical players but nobody we should be fearful of.

“We’re the home side and we have a good record at the Amex Stadium, so I’m sure the lads are confident of getting a good result.” 

The Whites provide the side’s second home league opposition of the campaign so far, and Button spoke highly of both the form at the Amex Stadium, as well the time he’s spent at the Seagulls so far.

“A result this weekend could make a good start to the season a very good one.

“Everyone was disappointed with the first game of the campaign against Watford, but the reaction against Manchester United was exactly what we were looking for - we’ll be going into the game full of confidence and looking to add to our points tally.

“Personally, I’ve settled into the group really well with the other goalkeepers – my family really enjoy it down here too.

“It’s been a great place to live so far and more importantly it’s a great football club too, so I can’t emphasise enough how much I’ve enjoyed it here so far.”

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