Brighton striker reveals perfect scenario for Southampton match

Striker Glenn Murray says Brighton & Hove Albion have to make the most of home advantage when they take on Southampton in the Premier League tomorrow.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 4:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 4:21 pm
Glenn Murray celebrates his equaliser at Southampton earlier this season. Picture by Getty Images

The Seagulls are 15th in the table, three points and one place better off than the Saints. Both sides are still looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone and Murray says the perfect scenario for Albion on Saturday will be three points to take a step closer to Premier League survival.

Speaking to NBC earlier this week, Brighton's 13-goal top-scorer this season said: "First and foremost we're at home so we've got a slight advantage.

"We can't be beaten, as long as at 5pm on Saturday they're three points if not more behind us we'll be happy.

"The perfect scenario is to win and take a big step towards Premier League safety this season.

"It's the business end. It's been a good season, we're on track to get our target which was to stay in the Premier League and we've had a good cup run on the back of that."

Albion drew 2-2 away to Southampton in the league earlier this season when Murray equalised with a last minute penalty. However, the striker expects a different game to the one at St Mary's and said: "We expect a completely different attitude and philosophy.

"It's the same players but it will be a completely different game. They've picked up under the new manager and it will be a tough test."

Brighton go into the match on the back of Premier League wins over Huddersfield and Crystal Palace and beating Millwall on penalties to reach the FA Cup semi-final.

The back-to-back league victories came after a seven-game winless run in the Premier League and Murray said: "We went through quite a tough period after Christmas which is quite normal in the Premier League. You can't let it get on top of you and have got to keep spirits high.

"We always believed and felt we had fixtures in the bank we could win.

"The last three games there's been a bit more buzz with the FA Cup and the trip to Wembley but we're always in quite high spirits anyway."