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Hughton discusses veteran hitmen Murray and Crouch

Brighton manager Chris Hughton talks about veteran strikers Glenn Murray and Peter Crouch ahead of their bottom-half battle with Burnley.

A proper North vs South encounter will take place this weekend when the Seagulls take on the Clarets in the late kick-off on Saturday, with both sides striving to pull away from the relegation zone.

Brighton are currently holding 13th position, but a loss to 17th-placed Burnley would bring the Lancashire side level on points, dragging them back into a dogfight they have done well to avoid up until now.

Two key figures in the upcoming match will be the strikers, especially with Glenn Murray turning on the form still in his 35th year of existence, nabbing ten Premier League goals up to now.

“Glenn Murray shows no signs of letting up,” Hughton told his pre-match press conference.

“During my time here he’s done himself the best justice he can. He looks after himself and maintains his eye for goal.”

Burnley have only scored 26 goals this season, the fifth-lowest total among Premier League teams thus far, and have drafted in seasoned goalscorer Peter Crouch to improve that ranking.

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“It’s no surprise he keeps playing,” Hughton said of 38-year-old Crouch.

“He’s a good acquisition for Burnley and we know he can be very effective.”

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