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RECRUITMENT REFLECTION: GROSS, RYAN AND SUTTNER

5 March 2018

Pascal Gross, Mathew Ryan and Markus Suttner in action for Albion this season.

As Brighton & Hove Albion prepared for their first season in the Premier League, recruitment was always going to play a part in the club’s battle to compete in England’s top flight - and here’s a look at how some of the newest arrivals have taken to life on the south coast.



Pascal Gross

Gross has been a revelation for the Seagulls since joining from FC Ingolstadt, forming an impressive partnership with top goalscorer Glenn Murray.

The German has played off Murray for the majority of Albion’s Premier League fixtures this campaign, and four of his eight assists have been for the striker.

Gross has also found the back of the net five times himself, including the club’s first-ever Premier League goal - and the playmaker has recorded a 77.2% pass success rate so far.



Mathew Ryan


The Australian has played every minute of Premier League football for the Seagulls this season, keeping eight clean sheets along the way and producing a number of fine displays between the sticks.

Ryan has shown consistency throughout the campaign, displaying comfort with the ball at his feet and also the ability to come to his team’s rescue when needed - most notably when he saved a late penalty against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

The shot-stopper has made an average of 27 passes per match over Albion’s 29 league games, recording a 70.3% save success rate from the number of shots on target he’s faced this season.



Markus Suttner


The Austrian arrived from FC Ingolstadt in the summer and has made 13 Premier League appearances, while also playing twice in the club’s Emirates FA Cup run.

Suttner started the first six league games of the season, helping his team-mates to two clean sheets - but game time for the left-back has been limited in recent weeks, with Gaetan Bong showing fine form.

Over 53% of Suttner’s passes this season have been forwards, while he has also contributed with 37 defensive clearances and a 60% tackle success rate.


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