Brighton striker Murray believes Crystal Palace are in a false position

Brighton striker Glenn Murray in action against Huddersfield. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Brighton striker Glenn Murray in action against Huddersfield. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray believes former side Crystal Palace have hit their stride and are in a false position in the Premier League table.

The 35-year-old scored 47 times for the Eagles in between two spells for the Seagulls, where he has netted 106 goals.

Murray feels Palace could be higher than their 13th place position in the Premier League but Brighton will go level on points with the Eagles if they complete the league double, after a 3-1 win in December.

Murray said: "It's another big one against a team down there alongside us almost. 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."

Murray felt Brighton went back to basics in their 1-0 victory against Huddersfield last Saturday as they ended a seven-game winless run.

It was Albion's first Premier League victory of 2019 and Murray said: "In the changing room we believed it was small margins and we weren't playing that bad in previous games.

"Things were maybe going against us slightly and it was just about keeping our cool and doing what we do.

"We tried to go back to basics a little bit today and stop conceding goals and we did that."

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