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MURRAY WANTS TO BEAT COOK'S RECORD

29 October 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring his 100th goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion centurion Glenn Murray hasn’t ruled out overcoming the club’s all-time record goalscorer Tommy Cook’s total of 123 goals for the club.
 
The Seagulls striker went clear second behind Cook as the club’s leading postwar marksman, with his 100th goal against Wolves yesterday. Speaking on today’s Goals on Sunday he said, “You never know. It depends how long I stay at the club.”
 
Murray, the highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League, remains tight lipped as to what his target for the season is, but did admit he’s ahead of schedule and relishing his time at the top level. 
 
He said, “I don’t tell anyone my target, but I’m ahead of schedule, and firstly I want to beat last year’s total of 12. Targets can also change, we are greedy and I just want to score goals.
 
“I know I’m not going to fly past anyone with me pace, so I stick to what I’m good at and try and help the team.
 
“I haven’t got a long time left. I take an extra second to look around the stadium and look at who I am playing against and cherish those moments.”
 
Murray revealed he underwent a scan and series of cognitive tests throughout last week, in order to be able to play against Wolves, following a nasty clash of heads with Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez last week.
 
Murray explained, “It was a header I normally go for and it was just one of those things. There was no malice in it, and Federico texted me after the game to say sorry and check I was okay.
 
“I was a bit groggy on Sunday and Monday and then it was just a case of following The FA’s protocol. The doctor and the physio helped me massively and I was glad to be back playing.
 
“I felt fine, I really did, and it was just a gradual build up through the week. I managed to train with the team on Friday and thankfully the gaffer stuck me back in the team.”
 


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