Brighton & Hove Albion winger learning new role

Solly March. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Solly March. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Solly March says he is still learning after featuring in a new role for Brighton against West Ham last week, writes James Wootton.

The winger played in behind striker Glenn Murray, a position usually filled by Pascal Gross, who has missed the last four games with a ankle injury.

Albion won 1-0 through Glenn Murray's first-half strike and elaborating on his new role, March said: "It was a different role, one I've probably only played a couple of times maximum but you learn as you play and it was a hard working performance.

"I played there against Chelsea last season but that was a different formation, with a two behind you. It's a completely different role but I enjoyed it.

"It was tough but you learn the more roles you play. I had to try and keep the ball as much as I could but it was hard because we didn't keep the ball like we usually do at home against the lesser sides. It was a hard working performance."

Albion are 13th after eight games and reflecting on the season so far, March said: "I think we could still have had a few more victories but with the run coming up we can keep working up the table."

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