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Brighton keeper Krul waiting for Prem safety to talk future plans

Tim Krul will wait until Brighton have secured their Premier League safety to talk about his future.

The Dutchman, who joined from Newcastle in the summer, has spent the majority of the season on the bench thanks to the impressive performances of Mathew Ryan.

"Obviously when I came I was hoping to get a bit more (game time) maybe, but at the time I walked through the door Maty's performances went up a level, so that is testament to him," Krul told The Argus.

"The level we are training at with Ben Roberts (coach) every day is really high. He has been showing that in the games. I've been around long enough to see when a goalkeeper is playing well you take that. I'm 29, I'm back fit, I'm feeling better than I've ever done so I'm ready to play. I just have to be patient again.

"I had to be patient at the start of my career and you have to do that again now. But my chance will come. There's a lot of years left.

"It's an exciting project with Brighton. I've got until the end of the season so we'll evaluate it when the club is safe. That is the main priority at the moment.

"I believe in the project. The gaffer is great – I had him at Newcastle – and the owners are backing him. The training ground and everything is there to grow and make steps again. Performances like that (at Old Trafford) you can definitely see we can take on the best clubs in the world. That's massive for me as well.

"Obviously, on a personal level if there is a club out there that maybe offers you a number one you maybe have to consider it, but that's not my priority at the moment. It's getting safe first, then we will look what's out there."

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