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Brighton News: Ulloa desperate to beat drop; Hughton happy with Locadia

Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa is desperate to keep the club up this season.

Indeed, Ulloa says helping Brighton stay up would mean more than winning title with Leicester City.

He told The Argus: “When I play here I feel different. Wearing this shirt it's different for me. When I had all the options and this option it was easy to say I was coming here.

“I want to stay here for a long time now but we'll see what happens. Leicester was a very nice time for me, wonderful in my career, but now I have to look forward.

“They've got Vardy, Iheanacho, Okazaki, Slimani, Musa, they have too many strikers. It's so difficult to play there."

Meanwhile, Brighton boss Chris Hughton is delighted to see Jurgen Locadia off the mark.

The Dutchman scored in the FA Cup win over Coventry City.

Hughton said, “Locadia can play anywhere across the front line and we wanted to get both of them [Locadia and Ulloa] off the mark. I'm really pleased for him because he hadn't played for close to two months now.

“He has scored goals at PSV, but we are still learning more about him. He hasn't always played as a number nine and featured in a 4-3-3 at PSV in a wider area, which he drifted into at some points on Saturday. That gives us more options.

"He came to us in the January window and he had a good start to the season scoring goals. He has got through 75 minutes and although he has trained for two-and-a-half weeks, you can't be sure how he is going to play, so I was pleased with his fitness."

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