Date: 26th September 2016 at 5:01pm
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Manager Chris Hughton picked out striker Glenn Murray for special praise following our two nil victory over Barnsley at the weekend.

Hosting the Play Off promoted League One side from last season at the Amex for the match, Murray brace made it three wins in a row in the Championship for the club, and Hughton was delighted with how his all round play on the day had come through.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Hughton said of Murray specifically.

‘Before today, he’d got three goals for us inside the first three games, but today was his best all-round performance. Not only the goals he scored, but he led the line really well. He had a frustrating time last season, and sometimes it just takes that little bit of time to get back to your best level. The first goal was a classic counter-attacking goal, and when the ball went to Beram Kayal, I felt he should have finished it, but he laid it off to Glenn, which proved a right decision.’

As for the overall performance there was obviously praise for the rest of the team, as the only disappointment he had was in not seeing us take the other opportunities that were created on the day prior to Murray completing his brace.

‘The two goals were very good, but probably the only disappointment was that we could have made the game more comfortable for ourselves. I wanted us to build on the first goal, and we probably made it a little harder work than we should have done, but there was some really good play, and opportunities. I’m a little bit frustrated that we didn`t make it easier for ourselves, but it’s another win and, of course, another clean sheet as well. We had some good chances in the first half; Barnsley are a team in good form, and for periods of the game they showed why.’

With it also being a third clean sheet in a row since the defeat to Brentford, Hughton was pleased with the reaction since the loss.

‘We had to defend well at times, they were a threat and will certainly score goals in many of their games this season, so I`m really pleased with the clean sheet. We had that difficult period where we lost two games, one up at Newcastle, and the Brentford game, which was the really disappointing one. But since then, our league form has been really good.’

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