Hughton: Balogun Will Start Against Liverpool

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Brighton Hove and Albion coach, Chris Hughton says Leon Balogun will get his full match debut against Liverpool on Saturday.

Hughton says he has no worries about the Nigerian defender, who has impressed since he arrived at the club.

Balogun was introduced in the 20th minute against Manchester United and fit in perfectly, as Brighton won 3-2.

Same as Balogun, the gaffer believes a huge test await the Seagulls at Anfield.

“He’s played at a high level and I have no worries or concerns on that one,” said Hughton.

“It’s always a big position and a big relationship your central defenders, particularly when you’re going to Anfield and you know you’re very much going to be tested.

“He has made a very good impression from day one. I think what helps is that he’s an experienced player.

“I think somebody like him coming into the game against Manchester United wouldn’t have been fazed by it at all and generally has taken it in his stride.


“What we have in Lewis Dunk is a player we rate very highly and has a great partnership with Shane Duffy that they have developed over the last couple of seasons.

“And what you would want is somebody to come in who you would feel assured in his ability and confidence of stepping in.”



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