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Brighton News: Pascal Gross explains stunning form; QPR sending back LuaLua

Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross says his recent improvement is thanks to a self conscious adjustment in his game.

Gross has been a revelation, with three of Brighton's 13 goals and five assists.

And the former Ingolstadt star told The Argus: "You change your game a little bit so you can show your strengths.

"The way I played in the first two games - Man City was different - but Leicester, when you don't get free-kicks in situations it looks stupid. You have to do it in another way.

"I learned very much from this game. After it I really thought a lot about the game and I have to change my game to show my strengths and help the team, because how I played in this game was not good enough.

"I am the type of player that thinks a lot about how I can improve, after every game, every training (session). This was very good for me to start the season well, to know I had to go another way.

"The main thing was to be more physical. When you go into tight situations where you can get a touch and maybe get a free-kick in dangerous situations for the other team, in England the refs don't whistle that often.

"I like it, the game has a little bit more intensity. There are not so many breaks in the game but you have to get used to it, so I try in tight situations to play a little bit faster and to get myself into situations where I can turn and create something. You have to look from game to game where the gaps are."

Meanwhile, Brighton winger Kazenga LuaLua will return from his loan at QPR in January.

Rs boss Ian Holloway, speaking to West London Sport, said: "We borrowed him until January, he lost his father and I think he lost his confidence.

"I don't feel he was doing as well as some of my lads who I've brought here. Unless he rips it up and shows me – and he's trying to – I think the loss of confidence and loss of his father has really hit him.

"So I've got some decisions to make on that and at the minute he hasn't changed my mind.

"If he wants to then great. He'll have another opportunity – he still trains with us and works with us."

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