Date: 8th April 2016 at 8:08am
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Czech Republic international Jiri Skalak has said he was pleased with his performance in the midweek encounter against Birmingham City but now he’s looking for more game time and greater success in the final third moving forward.

With the 24 year old moving to the Amex Stadium at the end of the January transfer window, he has now made three starts for manager Chris Hughton, with a further four from the bench and arguably his best performance came on Tuesday evening against Birmingham as he more than helped us to a two one victory, with him getting both assists on the day.

Speaking to the Official Site as he reflected on that game as the players now prepare for this Monday’s clash against Nottingham Forest, he explained that as he adjusts more, there will be plenty more to come from him on a personal level – so he’d been pleased with his start to life at the club so far.

Having set up Connor Goldson for the leveller with his free kick, and then laid on the corner for Lewis Dunk’s winner, he explained.

‘The match was difficult. We conceded an early goal but I`m glad we turned it around. It was a real battle but we played well under the circumstances. We got the two goals and the last 20 minutes was about doing what we needed to do defensively to keep the result. But we are happy with how we managed to do that.’

With both goals coming in the second half of the game, and Skalak getting his third start, he went on to thank manager Chris Hughton for the faith he’s put in him, and obviously he plans on continuing to pay that back.

‘I`m pleased the manager gave me an opportunity in such an important game and it was nice to have the responsibility for free-kicks. But I don`t think I`m playing at my maximum. I hope not! I know I can do more.’

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