Date: 21st March 2016 at 10:42am
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I think, as Colin Calderwood said, it’s fair to say Tomer Hemed has ‘a terrific impact’ didn’t he on Saturday.

A two-nil for Brighton against MK Dons at the weekend saw Albion go into the international break in the automatic promotion spots with us in second behind leaders Burnley, this is such a scenario I think we would have taken at the start of the year as to where we wanted to be come this break….

With the scores at nil-nil Chris Hughton turned to Hemed with him making an immediate impact scoring quickly and adding the decisive second six-minutes later with assistant Colin Calderwood, with his post-match comments covered by the BBC, praising that impact.

Not that he was playing down the part former MK Dons striker Sam Baldock, who made way for him, has before this.

‘Fortunately for us Hemed has come on and has had a terrific impact on the game. Obviously his goal tally for us speaks for itself, it’s increasing and that’s good for us because it becomes a good focal point. But we can’t forget the impact Sam Baldock has had on the team too because he is the catalyst for a lot of what we do.’

Calderwood went onto talk about the penalty award for MK Dons in injury-time, given for a handball that he said we would ‘argue about’ due to the fact ‘none of the boys inside think it was a penalty’ not only did it not hit a hand it is felt it ‘hit one of our lads in the face.’

Fortunately, from our point of view, ‘it ended up nice for us’ as Carl Baker put it wide with this dramatic finish ‘too exciting from our point of view’ but we got the three-points and that’s the main thing.

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