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Kuszczak using Man Utd experience to guide Brighton to Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak says he is using what he learnt while at Manchester United to help the Championship club strive for promotion.

The 31-year old Polish gloveman spent around five years at Old Trafford after moving there from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2007 and feels his experiences with such a successful club has him well-placed to lead the Seagulls to the Premier League.

"I made my appearances (at United) over a lot longer period. That's why I decided to move somewhere where I am going to get more games and prove to everyone that I can play week after week," he told The Argus.

"At Manchester United I played Champions League games, top games against top teams. It was a little bit different pressure too, because when you play against Liverpool, for example, for United there is always a pressure there which can only help your career.

"That's what happened with me. I didn't play regularly but now I have used my years of experience at Manchester to become a better goalkeeper every week, every game for Brighton.

"I'd really love to play for Brighton for many years but the dream is to go into the Premier League. For me, individually, maybe this is going to sound arrogant, but I want to play in the Premier League, at the top level, to see my game on Sky every week, not the odd game here and there.

"The Premier League is the place I want to be and wouldn't it be great if I can go there with Brighton?"

The Seagulls currently sit eighth on the Championship table ahead of the weekend's home clash with 12th-placed Huddersfield Town.

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