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21 February 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Henrik Bjordal celebrates with Max Sanders for Albion's under-23s.

Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 forward Henrik Bjordal admitted the team are brimming with confidence after winning six matches in a row, and highlighted the importance of working hard for each other to achieve success.

The Norwegian provided an assist for James Tilley in Albion’s eye-catching 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers last Friday, and the 21-year-old believes his team-mates are all pulling in the same direction.

He said, “We’ve shown that we can beat any team home or away. We beat Sunderland twice and they’re in the division above us.

“It was a team performance [v Blackburn]. Everyone worked for each other and it wasn't a one-man show. We defended well and were dangerous in attack. It was a very good win.

“It’s six wins in a row now and that gives us confidence. Blackburn were top of the table but we approached the game like any normal game. We’ve also kept four clean sheets in a row.”

Bjordal has played numerous roles for the Seagulls this season, scoring three league goals, and the versatile attacker showed his willingness to put the team’s interests before his own.

“I play wherever the manager wants me to play. I’m confident playing in all of the attacking positions and I believe that’s a good thing. I’m also aware of my defensive responsibilities.

“Everyone works together from the strikers back to the goalkeeper, and that’s one of the reasons we’ve kept so many clean sheets recently.”

Five of Bjordal’s six goals in all competitions this season have come in 2018, and the Albion forward believes under-23 kitman, Alex Burrows, had a role to play in his recent form.

“He used my boots in the warm-up for one game and I thought they’d be too big for me in the next game, but they felt perfect and I’ve scored a few since. I have to thank him for the good start to 2018!”

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