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Supporters give you an edge: Solly March

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The Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder believes he has a special connection with the team’s fanatics since he is a Sussex-born man

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Solly March is happy with the connection he has with the team’s supporters.

And the Seagulls footballer talked to the team’s official website to talk about it.

“The team has an amazing connection with the fans and they’re particularly fond of me because I’m a local lad and from the area,” he said.

“When the crowd chants my name, it does lift you – it’s hard to explain but it gives you energy. If you’re feeling tired it does give you a lift and makes you want to work harder and keep going.”

“Supporters give you an edge regardless – but it’s the same with Lewis [Dunk] – they love that and want to see more of that,” he added.

“I’ve always been local – my time at Lewes was good and grounded me. Sometimes you can get too much too soon, so it does make me appreciate what I have now, and it makes me want to stay at this level.”

“At home, there’s an energy from the crowd that’s unique, once we get going and get them behind us, we keep pushing forward,” he commented.

“They’ve been the 12th man for us and it’s always a nice stadium for us to play in, we’ve thrived there and hopefully we can keep that going.”