Brighton & Hove Albion legend Bobby Zamora not surprised by Glenn Murray's prolific form in the Premier League

Glenn Murray in action against Fulham this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Glenn Murray in action against Fulham this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Albion legend Bobby Zamora says it's no surprise Glenn Murray is still scoring goals at the highest level.

Murray is the joint second highest scorer in the Premier League this season with five goals, after netting 12 times in the top flight last season. He now has 99 goals in total for the Seagulls, scoring in League One, the Championship and the Premier League.

Zamora netted 90 times in three spells for Brighton and feels Murray, 35 last month, just continues to get better.

Speaking to the Albion matchday programme for the West Ham match, Zamora was asked if he's surprised Murray is still scoring in the Premier League and he said: "I'm not surprised at all - and he seems to just get better with time.

"The way he uses his body and strength, I'm sure comes from his earlier days playing lower down the levels, and he's one of the strikers I really like to watch.

"He's one of the best at holding the ball up and bringing others into play, and when he gets into the box himself he's clinical.

"Of course you have to bring in new players to increase the competition, but Muzza is tried and tested and the manager knows he can rely on him 100 per cent.

"He's never been a player who's relied on his pace, but he's got the brain and skill to go on for a few more years yet.

"What we need now is other players to start chipping in as well. If we can get a few players scoring regularly then it will take the pressure off Glenn a bit because he can't be looked upon as the only player to score the goals, week in, week out."

Looking at the season overall, Zamora says the aim for Albion has to be to stay up, which he thinks the club are more than capable of doing.

He said: "Unless you're in the top six, every club can slip down so the aim for Brighton again has to be Premier League survival.

"That's what all the other clubs will be thinking too.

"As we've seen last season and this, we're a club that has really embraced the Premier League, on and off the pitch, so it's vital we keep our place at the top table so to speak.

"I'm confident, like I was last season, that we have the players - and certainly the manager - to maintain our place at this level and I'm sure we can go on a run and start picking up points on a regular basis again."


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