Murray hails ex-club Palace
Brighton's former Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray feels the Londoners are better than their 13th spot in the table suggests.
Murray scored 47 goals from 125 appearances for the Eagles between 2011 and 2016 and continues to find the back of the net with regularity for the Seagulls.
The 35-year-old has 10 Premier League goals this season and will come up against Roy Hodson’s charges on Saturday at Selhurst Park.
Palace seem likely to be playing top-flight football once again next term after reaching 33 points with nine games to go to sit eight points above the dreaded drop zone.
However, Murray believes they could easily be a top-10 club and is relishing the showdown in south London.
"It's another big one against a team down there alongside us almost," he said. "We could go neck and neck with them if we win, so it should be a good game.
"I personally think they're probably in a false position because they've got a very talented squad. They maybe took a little bit of time to get going but they're in their stride more now."
The next three league matches will be crucial to Palace’s season as they entertain Huddersfield and then travel to Newcastle following the Brighton game before welcoming Manchester City to SE25 and visiting Arsenal.
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