Murray: Brighton’s survival takes priority

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray admits that his personal objectives will have to take a back-seat as the club aims for Premier League survival.

Albion manager Chris Hughton has revealed that he will move away from the two-striker system he employed in the Championship, in order to play an extra midfielder in the top flight.

Murray, who scored 23 goals in 39 starts for the club last season, knows the decision may result in his own opportunities dwindling, but he is happy to make the sacrifice for the greater good.

“The club is obviously bigger than I am and it’s about Brighton staying in the Premier League, whether I start games or I’m on the bench," he said, according to The Argus.

“First and foremost we have got to look at the group and staying in the Premier League, whoever scores goals and whoever performs week in, week out.

“The big one is if the service is there if the chances are created for you.

“I believe I can score goals and I am looking forward to testing myself again at the top level.”