Date: 3rd April 2017 at 7:25am
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Striker Glenn Murray has said that Brighton simply have to stay level headed as we go into the Championship final run in.

With another three points picked up against Blackburn Rovers at the Amex Stadium at the weekend, keeping us within one of Newcastle United in top spot, Murray told the Official Site in his post game press conference that we simply had to remain calm and focus on doing what we have done well all season long.

Having got the winner in the tough clash last Saturday, Murray said his ‘keep calm’ celebration was a message for everyone at the club for the run in and he hopes everybody takes that on board.

‘We need to relax, enjoy the moment and not get too carried away or nervous. Hopefully we can keep our performance levels going and get to where we need to be. For any team trying to get automatic promotion, it`s going to get a bit nervy at times like in the last five minutes. Obviously Blackburn are playing for something else in the table and they were pushing towards the end. It`s one of those things, you are going to get nervy, but thankfully we got all three points.’

With Chris Hughton confirming that Murray had completed the game despite taking a knock to his thigh, the player himself described it as being a ‘tiny’ issue and he was glad to see his decision to stay on pay off when he scored his 19th of the season to give us victory.

‘It`s just a tiny knock, but you`re rarely 100 per cent fit so you keep going. I wasn`t coming off, but if it had got too bad, I would`ve done. In the end it was alright and I got a little strap.’

Adding about the goal itself, he added.

‘The goal was a great header back from Anthony Knockaert and I`ve just had a little touch, flicked it and thankfully it hit the back of the net. I checked to see if it was offside, but that`s always precautionary. You can`t celebrate too early, and you have a little look before you can enjoy the moment.’

With us one behind Newcastle and now nine points clear of third placed Huddersfield Town, Murray ended by saying that we simply had to continue to focus on what we can do in games rather than overly looking at anybody else.

‘We saw it with our own eyes in front of the screen and it was quite a nice feeling, but there will be someone else looking to take their place. We just need to focus on ourselves, take each game as it comes and get as many points as possible.’

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