Date: 23rd May 2017 at 11:09am
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As a proven Premier League footballer at Crystal Palace and Bournemouth previously, Glenn Murray knows what it takes to make it at the highest level, which he’s backed Solly March to do next season.

Despite it being ‘very different’ to the Football League Murray feels March is perfectly suited to the Premier League and the England U21 international will make a seamless transition.

Murray told the Official Website: ‘It just suits some players [Premier League], and it`s very different to the Football League. It`s played at a different tempo and I think some of our players can flourish there, one of them being Solly March. It`s a big difference, the Championship is very unforgiving physically, and it`s relentless, game after game, week after week, and it`s very unforgiving on the body whether you`re young or old.’

Brighton’s top goalscorer from the promotion winning campaign went on to say the players will definitely need to ‘concentrate a bit more’ as any lapses in concentration will be punished. The same applies to giving teams too many chances, clubs will take more of them at Premier League level where the majority will be ‘more clinical.’

Now enjoying a summer break before his return to pre-season training and Albion’s debut season in the Premier League, Murray admitted he’s enjoying some downtime.

‘There`s always a big reaction when you get promoted, obviously the Wigan game and then it was all focused on trying to win the league, but since it all finished, I`ve kept my head buried in the sand and kept away from it all. It`s nice to step away from football, it`s been a long season and to just knock off from it and relax going into the summer, it`s a nice feeling.’

Having previously helped Crystal Palace to the Premier League – at the expense of Brighton – this will give Albion, and of course Murray, the chance to face our rivals. Murray said he was happy to see Palace stay up and is looking forward to these meetings at the Amex Stadium and Selhurst Park.

Murray said: ‘It`s good for both clubs, it`s nice to see Palace stay up and I am sure all the fans will look forward to the two fixtures next year. I think a lot of Brighton fans would have liked them to go down, but I`m delighted they`ve stayed up and they are a couple of fixtures next year that will be quite good.’

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