Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray expressed his pride at reaching a century of goals for the club in today’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Amex.
Murray slotted home with a cool first-time finish just three minutes in the second half, and the Seagulls frontman is now looking to use this as a base to push on for the remainder of the campaign.
He said, “It was a special moment as far as getting the three points was concerned. Now that I’ve got 100 goals, I want to move onto 101 goals and get as many as I can this season.
“I’ve had some special moments here at the Amex; I’ve been here a long time and I’m immensely proud of scoring 100 goals for the club.
“Luckily the ball fell to me, I’m not sure if Bruno was looking to cross or shoot, but I was in the right place at the right time. I just had to keep my concentration and get a good contact on the ball; luckily it found the back of the net.”
The Seagulls frontman maintained his place in the side after being stretchered off with a head injury in last week’s game at Newcastle, and spoke about his rapid recovery process.
“I can’t remember much about last weekend! There was a process we had to go through. I think it’s six days without playing and a gradual process into training before I could play again.
“I managed to train with the team on Friday, where everything went well. There was no concussion, and thankfully I was good to go this afternoon and got the goal.
“The gaffer left it up to me. As far as I was concerned I felt nothing bad from the weekend after feeling a bit groggy on Sunday and Monday.
“It then just got gradually better during the week. I did lots of tests with the physios and made myself available to play on Friday, and thankfully the gaffer decided to put me in the team.”
Albion’s backline once again received the plaudits for another solid display, and Murray explained how the side have improved defensively since the start of the season.
“We started off the season with some tough fixtures, and we struggled to find the clean sheet which we built our success on last year.
“We’ve managed to get back to basics and defend as a team, after getting three clean sheets in our last three games. That is hugely down to [Lewis] Dunk and [Shane] Duffy, but
everyone around them too.
“Bruno and Gaetan [Bong] have played their part, and not to mention Mathew Ryan, who comes up with some huge saves week in week out. We defend as an 11 and Dunk and Duffy are the rocks in the middle.”