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Brighton striker Murray: Premier League clubs should focus on lower league talent

Brighton striker Glenn Murray says Premier League clubs should be scouting more talent in the lower leagues.

Murray hailed Brighton boss Chris Hughton for handing him the chance to extend his top-flight career, and insisted more lower-league stars can thrive in the Premier League.

"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."

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