Brighton's Torbjorn Agdestein thrilled with league bow

Torbjorn Agdestein and Lewis Dunk celebrate Brighton's penalty victory over Wrexham in the FA Cup
Agdestein (l) has come off the bench in Albion's last three games

Brighton forward Torbjorn Agdestein says he is thrilled to have made his Championship debut for the club.

The 20-year-old came off the bench to set up the winner in Albion's 2-1 win away to Peterborough on Saturday.

The Norwegian told BBC Sussex: "I've been working really hard in the last year and a half to actually get in the first team and play.

"I played in the FA Cup, but getting to the Championship is like a dream come true to me. It is fantastic."

He added: "The gaffer [Gus Poyet] said, 'Please go and get the goal' when I came on - and to set up the winner was amazing."

Agdestein has had to wait for his chance in the first team, having joined the club's development squad in August 2010 from Stord FC in his homeland, and being sent on loan to Bath City earlier this season.

"I've got to say I have to give a lot of credit to [development squad coach] Luke Williams," he continued.

"He started playing me as a wide striker and that suits me so much better.

"I like to cut inside from the left and shoot. I've scored a lot of goals in the reserve team doing that.

"I've evolved well since I came here. There are so many good players coming in and I've learned so much.

"The important thing for me now is to re-set myself and not think I've made it. I've got to keep working hard."

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