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MARCH: I'M HAPPY BUT WANT GOALS

8 December 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Solly March speaks to Premier League Productions ahead of the Burnley game.

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March has been pleased with his contribution to the team over recent weeks, after claiming four assists in five matches, and the 24-year-old is now keen to find his scoring touch in front of goal.

The Seagulls travel to Burnley this afternoon, looking to record a third successive victory in the Premier League, and March is desperate for chances to drop to him at Turf Moor, as he looks for his first goal of the season.

He said, “I’m working hard and practising on my shooting, but I don’t think that’s the problem. I just need to get into the positions to shoot. Hopefully those opportunities will come.

“Instead of playing deeper, we’ve been trying to push forward more and that gives you more freedom to attack. It would be great to add some goals to my game.

“I’m enjoying my football and have been playing well over the past few weeks, I’ve been chipping in with assists and my set-pieces and crosses have been good.

“If you’re enjoying your football then you’ll end up playing better. I’ve just got to keep going and push forward even more.”



Chris Hughton has introduced a number of Albion’s summer signings to the starting line-up in recent weeks, and March believes the competition for places will be important during a busy month for the Seagulls.

“We’re a lot stronger this season — there’s only four points difference to last season, but squad-wise we’ve got more depth and that means a lot going into the Christmas period.

“With injuries, suspensions and lots of games to play, you need the whole squad to chip in and play well.

“The new players are coming into their own, they’ve got used to the Premier League and you can see strong performances from a lot of them.

“[Yves] Bissouma, Bernardo and [Florin] Andone have been great over the last few games and we’ll need them to keep playing well for the team.



Today’s opponents find themselves in 19th position in the Premier League, having not won in their previous eight matches, and March warned his team-mates to be conscious of a positive reaction from Sean Dyche’s side.

“It’s going to be tough — they’ll want to bounce back from the previous few weeks, because their form hasn’t been great.

“When you’re playing these teams that haven't been in great form, you know they can bounce back and shock you with a good performance.

“We’re going to be wary of that, but hopefully we can nullify their attack, be positive and get the win ourselves.”


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