Solly March hungry to add more goals to his game

Solly March fires in a shot against Chelsea. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Solly March fires in a shot against Chelsea. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March is hungry to score on a more consistent basis after netting for the first time in more than a year yesterday.

March was on target in Albion's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Chelsea as he scored for the first time since September, 2017.

The 24-year-old has already provided five assists this season but the goal against Chelsea was just his second in 53 Premier League matches.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has challenged March to score more frequently and the winger said: "It's nice to get on the scoresheet but when it doesn't count towards any points it's disappointing. Hopefully I can contribute more when we win games.

"The more shots you have, the more you score, so I need to make sure I'm shooting more often.

"It would be nice to get on the scoresheet more often and I want to keep getting assists as well."

Reflecting on Brighton's defeat to Chelsea, March said: "It was a game of two halves. The first half was frustrating, we gave them too much respect and didn't get at them enough or press them high enough.

"We looked sluggish from the start of the first half. There were a lot of sloppy passes, me personally as well, and we probably weren't good enough in the first half.

"We came out second half and tried to be more positive, get higher up the pitch and that's how we need to start games more often.

"In the end, we gave it a go and looking back, maybe we should have started like that.

"We got a goal back and the fans got behind us but maybe we just needed that bit of quality at the end to get another goal."

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