Date: 14th March 2016 at 4:38pm
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Jamie Murphy has been rewarded for his form this season by earning his first international call up for Scotland this coming international break.

The 26 year old winger finds himself in the Scotland camp for their coming friendly against Denmark at Hampden Park on Tuesday March 29, and it will be his first international experience with the senior group.

He will travel with Gordon Greer so he’ll have a familiar face and speaking to the Official Site the player believes his switch from Sheffield United and stepping up a level to the Championship has certainly helped.

‘It’s something I’ve been aiming for over a number of years now and it feels as if all the hard work has been worth it. I was at a good club, but I really wanted to try to get into the Scotland squad and I don’t think I would have done that playing in League One.’

Coming back to Brighton matters, the game against Reading tomorrow evening is of pressing importance as is the need for three points.

‘You want to win your home games and we will be going out with that mindest against Reading. Sometimes it’s difficult when teams sit in a little bit and you have to break them down. That shows respect to us for doing so well. We’ve got to find a way to win these type of games. They are obviously a good side with good players who can win on their day. We are just hoping Tuesday is not their day and we put in a good enough performance that nullifies them and gets a win for us.’

With back to back draws against Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End, Murphy went on to say that the aim was three points because we want to target the automatic spots and avoid the Play Offs if we can.

‘The play-offs are not ideal for anyone, four teams in it and only one team that goes up. For the other three it’s not a nice time, so we need to try to make sure we get automatic promotion. That’s definitely the aim. I don’t think the play-offs have been spoken about yet in the changing room. All we are looking at is the top two and then, if that is not going to happen, you are looking for other ways to go up.’

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