Date: 5th June 2017 at 10:07pm
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Striker Glenn Murray has been speaking about the progress that Brighton have made over the last few seasons, both on and off the pitch.

With a state of the art training ground and new stadium itself following his first spell with the club, Murray told the Official Site that whilst the training ground brings its own positives, the Amex itself packing in more fans and a better atmosphere he feels certainly played its part in our promotion success last term.

‘The progression that has been made over the past few years is there for everyone to see; it`s not just the stadium but the training ground as well. The fact that we can now get another 22,000 fans inside the stadium, compared to when I played at Withdean, makes a massive difference. This is what the club has waited for and wanted for a long time. It`s a great feeling to be going up.’

With a first Premier League campaign now on the cards for 2017/18, Murray went on to say that nobody would underestimate how difficult a task securing survival will be, but he’s confident we have the quality to cement ourselves in the top flight.

‘We`re under no illusions, it will be tough. There will be difficult spells along the way but we have to look at the likes of Palace, Burnley and Bournemouth to believe we can stay in the division – which has to be the one and only objective next season.’

There will obviously be a learning curve for those players that haven’t tasted Premier League football yet, but he knew key to improving our chances would be the work that manager Chris Hughton managed to do in the transfer window.

‘We`ll learn fast, we`ll learn on the job, but I`m sure the club will invest and bring people in, which will help as well. But that`s a conversation for another day. For now, let`s enjoy the moment and celebrate what we`ve achieved this season.’

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