Date: 1st March 2017 at 3:59pm
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Striker Glenn Murray has said that everyone remains positive, although clearly there’s frustration and disappointment following the loss to Newcastle yesterday evening.

Hosting the title challengers at the Amex Stadium, Murray’s early penalty gave us the lead but Newcastle hit back with two goals inside of the final ten minutes to take all three points, but as Murray spoke to the Official Site he wanted to keep things in perspective as one result didn’t decide our season.

‘We`re obviously disappointed. We lost the game against the club that`s the closest to us in the division. It`s going to hurt right now, but come Thursday morning, that will be gone and we`ll be looking towards Nottingham Forest. It`s one of those things. We`re still second in the table, and unfortunately we got beaten by the team that`s closest to us. But they`ve got hard fixtures and we`ve got hard fixtures to come too. I`m sure there will be lots of ups and downs in that time and it`ll be an exciting run in.’

With Murray’s goal on the day taking him up to 17 for the campaign, he went on to say that he felt the referee had more than got the decision right to award the penalty.

‘It was a penalty after a coming together in the box. There are lots of those in the box and sometimes you get them, sometimes you don`t. I just think it was a bit clumsy more than anything. I then just picked my corner and went for it.’

With clear disappointment on the day, the experienced striker also said that Brighton simply had to shake it off and take the positives from the performance, because it was really a freak goal that gave them a lifeline.

‘We were quite compact, worked hard as a team, shuffled well and kept their main threat off the ball – Jonjo Shelvey. We worked hard to do that, then a fluke has got them back into the game and all of sudden they`ve got the momentum. We`ll bounce back on Thursday morning and go again.’

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