Brighton & Hove Albion: Hughton rules out playing Dunk up front – no Virgo role for centre half

Posted On 08 Apr 2015 at 3:18 pm
By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Conference

Albion boss Chris Hughton told Brighton and Hove News this lunchtime (Wednesday 8 April) that he wasn’t planning to give Lewis Dunk a centre-forward role despite the ability shown by the young defender in front of goal this season. Dunk is joint top scorer on six goals with Joao Teixeira.

Back in 2004 another home-grown defender Adam Virgo, now a BT and BBC pundit, was converted to centre forward from centre half by then Seagulls boss Mark McGhee.

Virgo scored the winning goal away at Leicester in just his second outing up front. He went on to score eight goals that season.

Virgo, like Dunk, was born in Brighton. He was rewarded for his newly found versatility with a £1.5 million move to Glasgow Celtic a year later.

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