Glenn Murray has thanked Brighton boss Chris Hughton for showing faith in him and extending his Premier League career. Veteran target man Murray’s fine no-look finish kick-started Brighton’s shock 3-2 win over Manchester United at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.
The 34-year-old has carried on from last season when he bagged 12 league goals as Brighton secured a 15th-place Premier League finish, and Murray says that is down to Hughton.
“I think there is a lot of hype around the Premier League,” said Murray. “There are players in the Championship that can play at this level comfortably, but sometimes never get the opportunity.
“Sometimes they get overlooked for maybe cheaper, foreign players. We know the English market is quite high and I think that sometimes puts clubs off.
“I have to thank Chris Hughton for giving me the opportunity to play at this level.
“You see with some of the promoted teams this year that they have got rid of some players and have brought some big names in. Thankfully our manager did not do that.
“He gave everyone that helped the club to the Premier League an opportunity in the Premier League and I think most of us have taken that opportunity.”