Seagulls showdown excites Murray
Crystal Palace new boy Glenn Murray is relishing the prospect of coming up against former employers Brighton this season.
Last Updated: 08/07/11 12:30pm
Despite scoring 22 goals to help the Seagulls clinch the League One title last term, striker Murray will be in for a hot reception when the sides meet after turning down a new contract to sign for their fierce derby rivals instead.
Brighton have since smashed their transfer record by signing Craig Mackail-Smith to replace Murray and are being tipped as dark horses for another promotion tilt.
But 27-year-old Murray is confident he made the right decision to leave the south coast and make the short trip up the A23 to south London.
"I'm looking forward to those two games especially, as I think our fans will be as well," he told Palace's official website.
"It's such a massive club. Palace were always in the top division when I was growing up so it's a big pull to play for a big club like this."