City winger Craig Noone was in fine form in the 2-1 win on Saturday, causing visiting Bristol all sorts of problems in his first start in just over a month. For Craig, ahead of the visit of his former club on Tuesday night, the task now is to work hard to try and maintain his starting place.
“I was delighted to be back playing at home this weekend,” he said. “We’ve had a couple of away games and I haven’t been playing, but that’s the manager’s decision and he’s getting results, so I’m not going to complain. I’ve been delighted with this season so far, but I’d like to get more goals and more assists for the team.”
Tuesday night will see friends reunited as the Seagulls make the trip to Cardiff City Stadium. The last time the two sides met in August, Craig was a Brighton player and he’s pleased to see his former club maintain a promotion push of their own. That said, there’s only one place he wants the points to stay.
Speaking of Gus Poyet’s team he said, “Brighton started the season well, and they've been inside the top ten for most of the season, so they've been doing well. They've got a great team and a great manager, so I know it’s going to be a difficult game tomorrow, just as every game is in the Championship. I played for Brighton against Cardiff earlier in the season and there are still a lot of people I speak to there. They text me when I’ve scored so I still keep in touch with them.
“We don’t fear anyone that comes here as we’ve beaten some of the top teams in the league at home. We’re not looking behind us, or checking how far ahead we are, we’re definitely taking it game by game. The fans are great every week, no matter the game or the time of the season.”
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