Date: 23rd March 2016 at 4:04pm
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As well he should be as Tomer Hemed has had a fine debut season with Brighton hasn’t he?

He’s scored goals as a starter, despite having a dry spell for a while, and also got them when he’s come on with his brace such an example of this against MK Dons last Saturday as two-goals in six-minutes sent Albion into the international break with a two-one win and us sitting nicely in second place behind Burnley.

Like teammate Beram Kayal, he’s now away on international duty with Israel (lining up alongside the likes of former Chelsea and Liverpool forward Yossi Benayoun), with Hemed reflecting on his Brighton form.

Telling the Argus, with it always difficult to adjust (some find it easier than others), he’s happy with his form and his goalscoring return since coming to England.

‘I`m happy with what I have done until now in my first season. It is not easy to come from a different league and different football. Now is the most important time. I need to keep working hard until the end of the season. I am never looking for numbers of goals. I just want to help the team to win and to score as many as I can. Always when I start or come from the bench I do my best. It happened against Charlton (December), I scored the winning goal from the bench.’

Chris Hughton’s decision making, as it’s often been for Brighton since he became boss to be fair, appears to be spot on once more with Hemed as he’s managed 13-goals for Albion since his arrival from Spanish club Almeria last summer.

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