Brighton captain Gordon Greer relishing Amex expansion

Gordon Greer

Brighton & Hove Albion captain Gordon Greer says he cannot wait for the club's stadium to be expanded.

This week the Seagulls were granted planning permission to increase the capacity at the Amex by 8,250 seats.

Greer told BBC Sussex: "The support this year has been unbelievable. You don't realise how much influence you can have on the team as a supporter.

"We've got a really good record here and it's no coincidence. To have potentially 8,000 more seats is great."

The Seagulls only lost four league games at home this season after moving into the £93 million ground last summer.

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Greer praises atmosphere at Amex

Greer added: "Coming from Withdean to the Amex, this year it has been fantastic playing in front of 22,000 fans every week.

"Hopefully next year we'll have even more supporters and a better record."

Greer has missed Albion's last two games with an abdominal injury and will not feature in their final game of the campaign at Barnsley on Saturday.

"I'd been feeling this injury for two or three months," he continued.

"It's disappointing to miss the last three games but it got to the stage where I couldn't play any longer.

"I'm fortunate I managed to play so many games this year and I've had a good season. I'm just trying to make sure I'm right for the start of next season."

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