Balogun Accepts Bit-part-role With Brighton

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Brighton Hove Albion of England defender, Leon Aderemi Balogun says he is not getting worked up with his lack of regular playing time with the English Premier League club.

Rather than feel redundant with The Seagulls, footballlive.ng can report that the former SV Mainz of Germany stopper is comforable with the bit-part-role he has been granted at the club.

Balogun, who made top marks off Brighton’s bench with captivating super-sub’s goal on Tuesday, says he is happy to play back-up to some of the club’s key defenders.

Balogun played a massive role in Brighton & Hove’s 3-1 win against Crystal Palace on Tuesday, scoring his first goal in the Premier League in only his fourth appearance.

Brighton have five more league matches in December and Balogun is in line to finally get his recognition, but the mulatto defender, who has also played for Fortuna Dusseldorf and Darmstadt of Germany, says he will not think too much of his chances to star in the visits of Chelsea and Arsenal.

He is also set to be named in the starting line-up for Brighton’s visit to Burnley on Saturday, with Shane Duffy not available for selection after a red card.

Balogun stressed: ”I think the club knows what I can do. I feel a certain trust, definitely, even though I’m not starting.

“That makes it easy for me to fit in and stick to whatever Dunky or Duffy are doing, just fit into the team.”

”We have Burnley next, we still have Chelsea, Arsenal, massive games where we are the underdogs and as I said we just see it game by game and every point is important.”

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