Assist king Solly March now wants to add goals to his game

Solly March, pictured with Gaetan Bong, applauds the Brighton fans after Saturday's win at Huddersfield. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Solly March, pictured with Gaetan Bong, applauds the Brighton fans after Saturday's win at Huddersfield. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March wants to add goals to his game after providing his fifth assist of the season in Saturday's win at Huddersfield.

Only three players - Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser - have provided more assists in the Premier League this season than March.

The 24-year-old set up both Albion goals in the win at Huddersfield and said: "It's nice to get assists obviously and a goal would be nice but I can't complain. I'm contributing something to the team and I can't ask for any more.

"I've just got to keep working hard.

"If I add goals to my game that would make me a more complete player but if I'm getting two assists a game, I can't complain."

March hailed the victory at Huddersfield, which began a hectic week for the Seagulls. Arch rivals Crystal Palace are the visitors to the Amex tonight (7.45pm) and Brighton then play away to Burnley on Saturday.

March said: "It was a massive win and we've got two more games now.

"It's three games in just over seven days. We haven't had that this season, so we'll have to use the squad and we'll all have to dig in and look after ourselves as much as we can, so we're as fresh as we can be for each game."

Looking ahead to the match with Palace, March said: "It's one of the biggest games of the season for our fans, so hopefully we can put in a good performance.

"There's ten or 11 teams who have a chance of going down. If you pick up points against them you're going to stay up and that's what we've been doing."

Brighton boss Chris Hughton praised March's recent performances in his press conference before tonight's match with Crystal Palace.

He said: "It's all about performances. Solly's played a lot of games this season and in three positions as well. When Pascal (Gross) was out he occupied that number ten position for a while.

"For him it's all about performances, he's a very talented player and although he is still young, I almost don't see him as a young player because he's been around for all the period of time I've been here and of course before.

"We know the talent he's got and for that type of player, it's always about assists, contribution to a game or goals.

"Probably the next challenge for him now is goals. He's met the challenge of assisting more goals but now the next challenge for him is scoring more goals."

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