Murray ready to lead by example

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Brighton striker Glenn Murray says he is ready to take over as the club's elder statesman after Bruno's retirement.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray says he is ready to take over as the club’s elder statesman after Bruno’s retirement.

Next season will be Murray’s 16th as a professional footballer and his next league appearance will be the 500th of his career.

He turns 36 in September and he will have to prove his worth to the new manager, following Chris Hughton’s sacking.

Murray looks set to be the club’s oldest player if he stays put but he is ready to lead by example, just like Bruno did during his spell at the AMEX Stadium.

‘I’m physically and mentally tired but there is a little bit of a sad element about it as well,’ he told The Argus.

‘There is another one ticked off and they aren’t going to keep coming around.

Seeing Bruno (on his farewell) first-hand evoked emotions a little bit.

‘But I’ll be ready to go come the start of the season.

Looking to Bruno, he has taught me the right way to do things and I will be trying to follow in his footsteps.’

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