Brighton striker Glenn Murray believes Championship players are overlooked because of the 'hype' surrounding the Premier League.
The Englishman has become a talisman for Brighton, scoring 12 goals last season and in Sunday's win over Manchester United.
34-year-old Murray played his entire career in the lower leagues before making his Premier League debut with Crystal Palace in 2013, and he believes more quality can be found below the top-flight.
"I think there is a lot of hype around the Premier League," said Murray.
"There are players in the Championship that can play at this level comfortably, but sometimes never get the opportunity.
"Sometimes they get overlooked for maybe cheaper, foreign players. We know the English market is quite high and I think that sometimes puts clubs off.
"I have to thank Chris Hughton for giving me the opportunity to play at this level.
"You see with some of the promoted teams this year that they have got rid of some players and have brought some big names in. Thankfully our manager did not do that.
"He gave everyone that helped the club to the Premier League an opportunity in the Premier League and I think most of us have taken that opportunity."