Date: 22nd November 2016 at 2:26pm
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Bruno and Glenn Murray have been in front of the media following the one all draw with Aston Villa on Friday evening in front of the Sky cameras.

Hosting the side at the Amex Stadium for the game, the visitors took the lead in the first half but Murray had us back level ahead of the half time break and that was how the score ended come the full time whistle.

Speaking to the Official Site Bruno explained that the side would now be looking to refind its momentum following the international break, as everyone knew we can play better than we did in that game.

‘We knew it was really important game for us, and after the international break it`s sometimes difficult to start again. We knew it would be difficult because Aston Villa are a big club with very good players. They have a lot of quality upfront and we didn`t have our best game. They were crossing a lot of balls into the box during the game and we had to stay focused. They`ve got good players and a manager that knows this league very well. It was very tough.’

With news of assistant manager Colin Calderwood’s departure to them following the game, with all the various deals done, Bruno added.

‘It`s a big loss for us. He was so popular, but we are looking forward now and wish him the best of luck. He`s experienced and knew the league a lot. His character is very positive and it`s a big loss, but we have to move forward. Everyone was surprised, and we didn`t expect this, but it`s life. These things happen and everyone has their reasons.’

As for the goalscorer on the day, Murray, in his own post game interview he praised his growing partnership with Sam Baldock.

‘It was a good team goal, but I think me and Sam Baldock linked up very well and created that opportunity, so it just shows how far our partnership has come. It was one of a few I`ve scored from outside the box – perhaps seven or eight – so that was a collector`s item. But I`m not too fussed about setting a scoring target, I just want to get as many as I can this season.’

As for the game itself, Murray praised the opposition for their bright start in the game as they had certainly made it tough for us – but he did feel a point a piece was the fair result come full time.

‘It was a tough game. We knew they`d be a tough, strong side; so reflecting on the result, I think a point was a fair result. Villa will be up there pushing at the end of the season, they`re a bunch of men who know their jobs and they`re well drilled. They`ll take points off a lot of good teams in the Championship this season, so you have to give credit to Villa, they sat in and counter attacked. We tried to win the game, but it just wasn`t meant to be.’

As for credit to Brighton, he went on to talk about the spirit in the group and he called for a greater focus moving forward now with international interruptions behind us until March.

‘Especially when we`d gone 1-0 down, we showed the resilience of the team, and then to hold on after them having the upper hand in the second half, it showed how strong and together we are. We have to concentrate on ourselves and take each game as it comes, then aim to take as many points as we can each week.’

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