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Brighton striker warns against complacency

4th March 2019, 11:01 by Gareth Freeman

Glenn Murray says Brighton's win over Huddersfield on Saturday was an important step but is aware they are not safe yet.

Albion ended a seven-game winless streak in the Premier League with Saturday's 1-0 victory, with Florin Andone's late header the difference between the two sides.

Brighton are now five points clear of the bottom three and the win dealt a huge blow to the Terriers survival chances as they remain rock bottom and are 13 points adrift of safety, with the Seagulls 16 clear of Huddersfield.

Murray hopes the win will kick-start Brighton's survival push and he is also looking ahead to the FA Cup quarter-final with Millwall, but he stressed they know they still have work to do to preserve their Premier League status.

"We realised the magnitude of today and we understood that," he told the club website. "If we didn't get the result we wanted, then it wasn't the end of the world - but it was a really big game for us.

"The first half was quite tense and cagey, but it opened up in the second 45 and luckily that's when we got the goal. We were a bit nervous to begin with because we knew what it would mean if we lost, and if they won it would have brought them back into touching distance.

"In the changing room we believed that it was small margins costing us in recent weeks, not that we were playing badly in previous games."

He added: "There's still plenty to do, we're not home and hosed yet. There's a lot left to play for and it could turn into a really good season for us, with the FA Cup involved as well."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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