West Bromwich Albion skipperJonny Evans might return to action when they face Brighton at Falmer Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League.
The defender confessed that he is not guaranteed a starting spot in the team as he return to top flight club football but that he believes that the lads can do the boys comfortably against the new boys.
There were speculation over the future of the former Man United man but he shrugged them off as the transfer window closed for the summer. He was subject of a Manchester United interest as Pep Guardiola looked at covering his team’s defensive woes.
Evans scored a rare goal for Northern Ireland over the international break as they defeated Czech Republic. He revealed that the Czech game was “a lot more difficult” compared to the San Marino fixture. He says the games would help him when he returns to West Brom. Read More
Premier League new boys Brighton and Hove Albion are focused on their pre-season camp in Austria.
The team is set to feature in its first season back in the top flight after 34 years. The Seagulls are training in Leogang, the mountain bike capital of the country.
The team is reported to be at Alpine resort for the training camp ahead of their pre-season friendly games. The club would be getting five star treatment and a getaway package, unlike their counterparts that are preparing for the resumption of the league as well. The five star hotel is near Salzburg. The team is set to face a German side Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday as they warm up.
The club has visited Portugal and Spain in recent years but opted for a different location this time. They were at Tenerife last year and this time they continued with the tradition of exploring a new place each time. Read More
Brighton has unveiled their new shirt that they will be wearing in the Premier League.
This will be the first time that Brighton will be playing at the top level of English football after an absence of 34 years.
The chairman said that they will be ready for the challenge and that they will be preparing themselves well during the transfer window. He said that they would not be making a lot of change as they will not want to disrupt the current spirit in the team. He believes that they already have a good core of quality players that can help them win games in the Premier League and they will want to build on that. Read More
Brighton manager Chris Hughton has admitted that Leeds were the better team in front of goal on Saturday when they clashed.
Bighton lost 2-0, losing the chance to move past Newcastle United at the top of the Championship log.
Chris Wood grabbed a brace – making 27 goals this term – to ensure Leeds remain in the race to earn automatic qualification at the end of the season.
Hughton says that Wood’s clinical finishes, out of three shots on target for the whole team, was the difference.
“We knew the game would open up in that second half. I thought we were better second half than in the first but they had three shots on targets and so did we. It’s just they picked their moments,” he said.
He said ahead of the game, the team knew the capability of Wood in the box. He added that they had their chance through Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert but they just did not go in. Read More
Jack Harper, former Real Madrid starlet, who had been with the Under-23 side of Brighton, has put pen to paper, thus signing a deal with La Liga side, Malaga.
The deal, which is to last for a period of two years, has seen the young man leave Championship leaders, Brighton.
Harper came to limelight, and lit up the social media after sending home a stunning solo strike during the pre-season. He was a regular for the Under 23 side of the Seagulls but hopes to break it through to first team football in no distant time.
The 20-year old who was born in Malaga to Scottish parents was reluctantly allowed to go by Brighton as Malaga beat off a number of rival Spanish suitors to get him sign a deal with them.
Speaking about Harper, Simon Rusk, the coach of Brighton’s Under 23s had said,
“Jack’s been a pleasure to work with, but despite his best efforts, he has struggled to break through into an extremely competitive first-team group.” Read More
Glenn Murray scored a hat trick this weekend as Brighton & Hove thrash Norwich City.
The Bournemouth player who is on loan to Brighton was satisfied with his effort. The big victory over the Alex Neil-led men is a big boost to the club. The veteran player spoke to the club’s official website saying:
“For the first goal, I felt he let the ball run away from him a bit, so I managed to get my body in there and hit the target. I think the second goal that was my favourite of the afternoon.
“It was a great flowing move forward and luckily I was in the right place in the box o finish it off. It’s funny actually because I’ve been talking to Jiri Skalak all week and he likes to cut in on his right foot, but he crossed that in with his left and it was perfect,” Murray said.
The overjoyed experienced player admitted that Norwich were not having a good day.
“We know that they’re much better than what they showed, but we capitalized on their errors and luckily it was a comfortable afternoon,” he added. Read More