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10 August 2018

Paul Hazlewood
New Albion under-23 midfielder Peter Gwargis.

New Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 midfielder Peter Gwargis expressed his excitement towards facing a new challenge in England, and believes it was the right time to step outside of his comfort zone.

The 17-year-old joined the Seagulls from Swedish second-tier club Jonkopings Sodra IF, and is now looking forward to testing himself as part of Simon Rusk’s under-23 squad in the Premier League 2 Division 1.

He said, “I’m very excited and happy to be here at Brighton. It’s a very good opportunity that came to me and I took it straight away. It feels good to move here.

“I feel like it’s the right time to come out of my comfort zone and move up a level. Brighton was the perfect place for that and it was fantastic when they came in for me.

“I started to play senior football in Sweden and then moved to the second-highest division. I needed to get out of that zone and go somewhere with a fresh challenge.

“I’ve had almost two years as a senior player in Sweden and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also grown as a person during that time, but now it’s time for a change.”

Gwargis arrives in England having made a number of senior appearances for his former clubs, and the Swede highlighted his ambition to compete in the Premier League one day, as he continues his development with Albion.

“The Premier League is one of the best leagues, if not the best league in the world. The facilities here are so professional and every young player wants to come to England.

“The reason that I’ve come to Brighton is for my development as a footballer. When they told me their plan and put trust in me, I felt it was the right decision to make.

“I’m a good one-on-one player with the ball at my feet. I like to score goals and provide assists for my team-mates. I believe I’m a smart player.

“The thing I want to improve on is getting bigger and stronger. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to play in the Premier League - it’s a physical league and I need to prepare myself for it.”

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