By Tim Hodges
Adam El Abd revealed this week how much he enjoyed his first game at the Amex despite the unusual circumstances of the Burnley game.
He also commented on his former team mates Dan Harding and Dean Hammond, suggesting that there may have been a bit of banter with them before Monday’s game with Southampton. He added, though, that they would be the best of enemies on the pitch.
El Abd said that he wanted, of course, to stay injury-free and he thinks that the Albion can be around the play-off places at the end of the season.
He believes that there is a lot of quality in the Albion dressing room and also in the development squad with whom he trained during his rehabilitation.
On Coventry, Albion’s opponents on New Year’s Eve, the defender suggested that Albion wouldn’t take them lightly and that he personally was happy to fill in at right-back if required.
He also remarked that in his opinion the key to success was consistency and that at times the Albion were a better team than they had shown this season.
He felt that the new stadium had brought increased expectations, as also did some of signings the club had made, but it was all great to be part of.
As a Brightonian El Abd appeared genuinely excited and proud to be part of Albion’s new era.