Grant Hall eyes more chances at Brighton & Hove Albion

Wrexham equalise in their FA Cup third round tie against Brighton
Hall (far left) made his full debut in the FA Cup tie against Wrexham

Brighton defender Grant Hall hopes the club's young players get another chance to prove themselves in their FA Cup replay against Wrexham next week.

The 20-year-old was one of six members of the Albion's development squad who faced the Robins on Saturday.

He told BBC Sussex: "It was nice to get my full debut. I enjoyed the experience and am happy with my performance.

"Hopefully we'll get some more chances because there's a lot of good players in that [development] group."

Hall was released at 16 after coming through Brighton's centre of excellence but was re-signed in October 2009 after impressing with Lewes.

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Lewes spell crucial for Seagull Hall

The centre-back believes his spell at the Dripping Pan was crucial to his development as a player.

"I was disappointed getting released as a youngster but I don't think I'd be the same player if I hadn't gone to Lewes," Hall continued.

"It got me my confidence back. The likes of Kevin Keehan, Steve Ibbitson and Jason Hopkinson gave me a massive chance and I took it.

"I had a point to prove and I worked hard at my game. It was key to my development."

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