Date: 26th April 2016 at 4:07pm
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Sam Baldock and Connor Goldson have both been speaking following victory over Charlton Athletic last weekend.

27 year old Baldock spoke to the Official Site now the players were back in training, and all his praise went to the supporters for their backing of the side at The Valley on the day.

‘The way the fans were behind us speaks volumes and there were quite a few people watching back at the Amex as well. We`ll take every one per cent we can get and the fans have been brilliant from the first minute of the first game until now. It wouldn`t have been easy for them at the start of the season after what happened last year and I think they`ve grown in confidence, as have the players. It`s going to be massive for the whole area if we can achieve what we deserve.’

With Burnley winning on Friday evening, Baldock went on to admit it gave the side even more incentive to get the win and keep the battle for the title alive this year, as it’s not just promotion Brighton could be pushing for as well.

‘I was aware of Friday night, and if anything, it was more motivation to get the three points and pile the pressure on them. I was aware of Middlesbrough drawing when I came off. Their game finished before ours due to other circumstances, but we`ve got to focus on ourselves and we can`t do anything about the other teams until the final game of the season. We`re strictly focused on Derby now; it`s onto the next one and we need all the fans behind us again and hopefully we can get the three points.’

Having picked up the Young Player of the Year Award, 23 year old Goldson spoke about his playing time struggles at the beginning of the year following his arrival at the club, but his pleasure at making himself a regular as he took his chance when it came along.

‘It is always nice to get rewarded at the end of the season, seeing as I have only been playing regularly in the first team in the second half of this season. It has been a rollercoaster really, I have had to be patient and wait for my chance. When I got my chance, I feel I have performed well and luckily I have been performing in a winning team, which is even better. Since arriving at the club I have been made to feel right at home. I had been as Shrewsbury since I was 14, so coming to Brighton was a big step for me, but it has been a great experience. The lads have helped me settle in easily during the short time I have been here so far and I am enjoying it.’

Goldson went on to credit the team spirit and collective work ethic of the side for now making the title a three horse race.

‘It would be amazing to achieve promotion; all the boys` have worked so hard all season and I think if there is one team that deserves it then it`s us. But as we know, it is not going to be easy, we have got two tough games to go, but we feel really confident going into these games. We are concentrating on ourselves, we know there is pressure, but so far we seem to be thriving on it.’

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