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10 November 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray chases down Jose Izquierdo in training.

Brighton & Hove winger Jose Izquierdo highlighted the goalscoring flair that Glenn Murray has provided so far this season, but insists the team’s wide players are desperate to chip in with strikes of their own.

The Colombian found the back of the net five times for the Seagulls last season, including two memorable efforts against West Ham United at home and away.

The Seagulls head to Cardiff City this afternoon and although the 26-year-old recognises the eye-catching form of top goalscorer Murray, he’s keen to open his own account for the season.

He said, “Glenn is on fire at the moment, he’s very important for us and is an experienced player. He knows how to manage games and the positions he needs to be in.

“He’s in good shape and everything he touches ends with a goal, but we’re players that like to score and because of the way we play, we also have opportunities to score.

“The fireman is Glenn Murray, but we know the quality we have [as wingers] and we want to score to help the team.”

Chris Hughton’s side will look to head into November’s international break on a positive note, and Izquierdo urged his team-mates to build on their opening away victory of the campaign.

“It’s always difficult when you go away — it will be difficult at Cardiff because of the way they play, but after the Newcastle game maybe we can go there with confidence.

“It was an important three points at Newcastle and we’ll go to Cardiff to also get something. We have to try our best and fight for what we want.

“I know they’re powerful and have some fast players that can hurt us — so we’re expecting a hard game.

“Every match is a big opportunity to do something important. The last game for us was very difficult but there’s now a new opportunity to improve ourselves.”

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