Player News - Brighton & Hove Albion

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Veteran Brighton striker Glenn Murray has signed a one-year extension to his current contract which will keep him at the AMEX until the end of next season.

Murray, 35 since September, is the Seagulls' top scorer so far this term with six Premier League goals - just two short of Golden Boot leader Sergio Aguero. Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: "We are delighted to have extended Glenn’s contract. He has proved a vital member of the team and his goals have been crucial to us." Murray recently passed the 100 goal milestone for Brighton, and he is now just 23 short of taking the all-time record. Many expected Murray to fade out of the Brighton side this season but so far, he has successfully made himself undroppable.
Source: The Argus
Nov 15 - 11:28 AM

Brighton's former record-signing Jurgen Locadia wants to leave the club in January according to reports in his homeland, The Netherlands.

Locadia claims he "never had the chance" to show his ability for the Premier League club, whilst also claiming that he is not sure why he hasn't been playing nor does he believe the situation will improve. Locadia spoke about his initial good form after his January move but aired his frustration at how that didn't translate into game-time, with his pre-season efforts apparently going without notice. Judging by Locadia's quotes, it seems it will be very difficult for Chris Hughton to bring Locadia into the first team without appearing to bow to player pressure even though the team are performing well. A move away, or at least a loan, seems likely in the winter transfer window.
Source: The Argus
Nov 15 - 10:58 AM

Brighton and Hove Albion officially announced that forward Glenn Murray has signed a one-year contract extension.

It's remarkable that the Premier League journeyman continues to produce at the rate he is, leading the team with six goals to put him behind only Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season. The 35-year-old is now guaranteed a contract through the summer of 2020 after scoring his 100th goal for the Seagulls. Said Murray: "It means a lot that the club has shown another year's faith in me. I just want to carry on in the form I'm in at the minute and continue scoring goals at this level for Brighton. I don't think at any stage of my career I'd have believed I would be getting another contract in the Premier League at this age, but you just never know what can happen in football."
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 13 - 10:18 PM

Brighton went out to an early lead before Cardiff equalized and ultimately won against Albion's 10 men

It was all off to a great start when Lewis Dunk scored in the 6th minute against Cardiff. From there it was all downhill ascallum Paterson equalized, Dale Stephen's was sent off and then Sol Bamba scored from an overhead kick as time wound down.
Source: Espn.com
Nov 10 - 10:34 AM

Brighton have a few new injuries to contend with ahead of their clash with Cardiff City including Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

First team midfielders Pascal Gross and Davy Propper have missed a number of games and will again be absent on Saturday although Gross is training and Propper will be back on the training field with the squad on Monday. Alireza Jahanbakhsh picked up a strain in the defeat to Everton last weekend and has been unable to train since then, with manager Chris Hughton rating him as a "doubt". Sub 'keeper David Button is also still injured. Hughton will hope the Seagulls can bounce back to winning ways after the defeat in GW11 before the international break sees many of his stars jet off.
Nov 9 - 7:01 AM

Glenn Murray was Brighton's difference maker once again as his second-half strike saw the Seagulls top Wolverhampton 1-0 on Saturday.

A doubt for the match after suffering a concussion last weekend, Murray returned in style by scoring his sixth goal of the season and his 100th in all competitions for Brighton. The veteran striker was in the right place at the right time to break the deadlock in the 48th minute by turning home a drive pass across the six-yard box from Bruno. Chris Hughton's side was under heavy pressure after taking the lead but Mat Ryan was in fine form, making seven saves to secure their third consecutive 1-0 victory. Brighton climbs to 11th in the table with the win while Wolves, now winless in their last two, stay ninth.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 27 - 12:45 PM

Chris Hughton will run the rule over several players following injuries picked up during the win over Newcastle at St James’ Park.

Glenn Murray stayed on Tyneside after he was stretchered off and taken to hospital following a sickening clash of heads which left the Seagulls striker "out cold." Thankfully, the club provided an official update on Saturday evening confirming the 35-year-old had been cleared of serious injury. "He's going to be sore for a short while and this week we will do the appropriate things we need to do with him. We are just happy he's OK." After missing the five previous games due to an ankle complaint, Pascal Gross is "not far away" from a return, although Hughton won’t be taking any risks ahead of the clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers. "It's those final bits we've got to be sure of." Veteran full-back Bruno Saltor needs checked after he was forced off with a back problem – Brazilian Bernardo could be in line for only his second league start having arrived from RB Leipzig in the summer.
Source: The Argus
Oct 22 - 10:27 AM

Brighton claimed their first away win of the season in a 1-0 victory at Newcastle, but the result came at a hefty cost, with striker Glenn Murray stretched off earlier following a clash of heads.

Murray went down in the ninth minute following a sickening aerial collision with Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez and taken off on a stretcher after six minutes of treatment. Despite losing their leading scorer this season, Brighton responded and scored what proved to be the decisive goal when Beram Kayal deflected in Jose Izquierdo's strike in the 29th minute. The Seagulls were under fire for the rest of the match as Newcastle attempted 27 shots on goal. Jonjo Shelvey went closest to finding the equaliser, but Mat Ryan twice denied the midfielder. Brighton is now 12th on 11 points, while the Magpies are bottom with just two points.
Source: BBC
Oct 20 - 12:48 PM

Gaetan Bong has been ruled out of Cameroon's encounter with Malawi on Tuesday.

Brighton's left-back was among a number of players ruled out, with no further comment given. More will become apparent about the nature and extent of the injury when he returns from international duty later in the week.
Source: The Argus
Oct 16 - 12:31 PM

Australia will take on Kuwait in a friendly next Wednesday without two of their Premier League stars.

Head coach Graham Arnold confirmed that goalkeeper Matt Ryan will remain on the south coast rather than travel to the Middle East due to an ongoing problem. "Mathew’s managing a minor injury which hasn’t prevented him from playing or performing for Brighton so far this season. He could have travelled, trained with us, and played, but for this window we believe it is best that he remains in Brighton." Fortunately, Australia have three goalkeepers attending the training camp - Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones, and Mitchell Langerak – and Arnold will consider his best option closer to kick-off. Aaron Mooy is also out of match following a scan which revealed he sustained a minor groin strain in Huddersfield’s 1-1 draw against Burnley. "I am disappointed that I won't be able to join my Socceroos teammates," he said. "I enjoyed the camp in Turkey and trust that I will be ready to join the team in Australia [November]."
Oct 12 - 10:40 AM

Thanks to another Glenn Murray goal, Brighton was able to hold off an in-form West Ham for a 1-0 win at home.

In the 25th minute, the Premier League veteran scored his fifth goal of the season and extended his record against West Ham with his sixth goal in seven career games against West Ham. Beram Kayal set up the goal with a perfect cross into the center of the box where Murray tapped in the effort with ease. Only Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have more goals than Murray in 2018 among English players. But more importantly for Chris Hughton's side, the Seagulls recorded their first clean sheet of the season upon the return of captain Bruno to the lineup and the announcement of new contracts for Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 5 - 4:57 PM

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has ruled midfielder Pascal Gross out for the weekend.

The German playmaker has not featured in the last three games after suffering an ankle injury that was expected to only keep him out for the short-term. But now the Seagulls will take the international break to allow Gross to recover with the match against Newcastle in Gameweek 9 as the projected return date. Brighton has not won a match since a Gameweek 2 upset over Manchester United. Said Hughton: "Pascal is still out. Dale is close, very close and we will make a decision. "Apart from those two, everybody is fit and available."
Oct 3 - 5:31 PM

Brighton winger José Izquierdo has stepped up his recovery from a knee injury after completing 45 minutes for Albion's reserves on Monday.

"Izzy's" half against Leicester City's backups was his first play-time since he featured for Japan against Colombia during the World Cup. It will be a big boost for Chris Hughton when he will be able to call on Izquierdo as well as Solly March and Ali Jahanbakhsh to fill the slot on the left side of his midfield.
Source: The Argus
Sep 25 - 2:45 PM

Anthony Knockaert scored early in second half stoppage time but a second opportunity later in stoppage time that would have drawn Albion even with Spurs couldn't find the net as Brighton lost 2-1 to visiting Tottenham.

Anthony Knockaert was Chris Houghton's danger man for much of the match. He created and was on the receiving end of a number of opportunities against Tottenham. it wasn't until the first minute of stoppage time when he was able to get one past Spurs 3rd choice goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga. Knockaert, who already has three assists on the season, could have added a second goal to his tally after dribbling in on goal his shot was to tame and Gazzaniga saved it comfortably to secure the win for Spurs.
Sep 22 - 2:58 PM

Pascal Gross is likely to miss out again this weekend as his recovery from an ankle injury takes longer than initially anticipated.

The Brighton set-piece specialist was a surprise omission from the squad which arrived at Southampton on Monday after he failed to recover from the knock he suffered [vs Fulham] before the international break. "He got a kick in the last game which has ended up a little bit more troublesome than we thought," revealed Chris Hughton. "It’s certainly nothing that is going to be longer term. We’ll look at what progress he makes over the next week but certainly it’s not one that is going to keep him out for a number of games." The Seagulls made a single change at St Mary’s with Mali Bissouma replacing the German, and the Brighton boss may be tempted to stick with the same XI following a 2-2 draw. Florin Andone won’t be too far away after his run out for the under-23s while Jose Izquierdo has also returned to training following a recent knee problem.
Source: The Argus
Sep 19 - 10:29 AM



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