Date: 14th December 2015 at 2:21pm
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Inigo Calderon and on loan Rajiv van La Parra have both been giving their thoughts following the two all draw with Derby County at the weekend.

Beginning with Calderon, he told the Official Site in his own post game press interviews that he felt Brighton could take an awful lot of confidence from the showing, as even though we conceded the two goals, it felt it was a good and solid defensive showing against a Derby side that have numerous threats up front.

With the positives were negatives though and the disappointment at conceding the late penalty, especially as he wasn’t sure it was right.

‘After we were 2-1 up and they scored in the last four or five minutes, you always feel disappointed. I think it was a good game to watch. Maybe the fans wanted us to play a bit more risky or play forwards a bit more. We had chances and I think we deserved a bit more from the game. I don`t know if it was a penalty and I want to see it again. Derby are so good on the ball and for them to just score from a corner and a penalty is something which should make us proud.’

Of course with Calderon playing his part in the first goal for us on the day, he was pleased with that and went on to say that for him it was one of the good passages of play we had, because we’d worked hard all week on assessing their strengths and weaknesses and that paid off.

‘We worked hard and knew what they were capable of doing. We had been training all week thinking of that. They know us and we know them. The goal came about very quickly. It was a great kick from Stocko, from there we just passed to Jamie Murphy and he gave it to James Wilson. We are a really good team and we work well together; that is what we did on Saturday.’

As for van La Parra, in his own interview he explained that he was just pleased to have had an impact on the game, as he wants to take the chances that come his way so he gets good pitch time once more.

Game time is why he’s out on loan afterall.

‘It’s very sad that Solly is injured but for me it’s a good opportunity to improve myself in the team. It would have been really nice if it was 2-1 and I scored the winning goal but I’m happy I scored for the team. It was a very tough game, but we knew that beforehand. We did well and at the end we could have won, but I think we can be happy with a point. I didn’t really see it (penalty) but I knew it wasn’t a penalty. In the ref’s opinion he touched him. For me and the team it feels like a missed opportunity, but we didn’t lose so that’s a good point.’

With two appearances to his name following his arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers, van La Parra has now returned one goal and one assist and that was pleasing for him obviously.

‘I had a tough time at Wolves and it’s good for me to play well now, score goals, get assists and get my confidence back on the pitch. At Wolves I lost my confidence as well, because I was not playing and not part of the team. Now I’m here I try to do the best for the team and for myself as well. For me it’s important to play games and to get better. I think I’ll get my game time here, that’s the most important thing now.’

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