Date: 23rd November 2015 at 5:32pm
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Gordon Greer was always likely to be in the Brighton squad that went to Burnley on Sunday, however the Albion captain wasn’t expected back in the starting XI like he was!

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This came following a ‘minor ankle’ injury to Uwe Huenemeier pre-game.

Greer was obviously delighted to make his 200th league start for Brighton but has revealed his surprise at his instant return to the side after five-weeks out with a knee injury, which as he told the Argus he wasn’t expecting at all.

In fact the Scottish international only found out of his involvement a couple of hours ahead of kick-off on Sunday.

‘I didn’t think I was playing. I didn’t find out until the meeting a couple of hours before the game. I was delighted to get the chance because it’s not great when you’re watching the team and it was a good 90 minutes.’

He managed to get through the full 90-minutes on his return, which he feels good for but admitted to feeling tired at the end but his fitness levels were fine.

‘Fitness wise it was great for me. I was tired at the end and had a dead leg but that’s what the Championship is all about and you miss it.’

When talking to the Official Website he also said ‘if you have got the jersey, then it’s up to you to keep your place and if not, then you’ve got to push the boys that do,’ which is certainly something he feels should be the right way.

As for the game itself he added Brighton were unlucky not to come away with something more than the one-one draw achieved as the unbeaten run was extended to 18-matches.

‘We scored after a minute and they scored after three. But we picked ourselves up again and I think we were unlucky not to get three points.

‘The penalty was one of those things happen on the pitch all the time and it didn’t seem that bad to me.

‘We were shocked that he gave the penalty and even the Burnley players were shocked. They weren’t claiming for one and were just as surprised as us.

‘However, it’s a tough place to come and we’ll look forward to next week.’

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