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Crofts - We Have A Real Unity

Andrew Crofts has said that there's a real unity with the Brighton camp this pre season, and he's praised the medical staff for all of their unseen hard work.

The midfielder is now nearing a full return to fitness following his own lengthy injury woes, and he's told the Official Site that having spent this amount of time on the sidelines, he really does have a new found appreciation for just how hard our medical boys work - because it's something that most never see.

'I knew the medical staff worked hard but being out for this time you don't realise how hard they actually work. When I finish my work I go home, I go and sit indoors and play with the kids but they are here for another two or three hours, maybe more. I really cannot tell you how hard they work and they should probably get more money than us!'

Maybe a can of worms there?

He goes on to say that it also applies to our new manager Sami Hyypia and assistant Nathan Jones, because when the players are finished out on the training pitch, they are back in doors in the office working away on targets, plans, and so on.

'There is a lot going on behind the scenes that people maybe don't see, the gaffer said when he came in he wants everyone pulling in the same direction, and from being out I have seen how hard people work and how everyone is pulling in the same direction.'

In some ways it's a bit of an eye opener, because Crofts talks about all the departments within our new training complex, right through from medical staff, to the kitmen and facilities staff keeping things clean, making repairs and ensuring everything is ready for it's next use.

He also credits the fans for playing their role in their department by backing the club and supporting and playing the part they can play as well.

On a more personal note having been out since January, Crofts says he couldn't have been more delighted to have now taken part in two full training sessions because it's been such a long time coming for him, and even though he has plenty of work left to do and then the obvious catchups because he is behind the others, he's just pleased to be back.

'It's brilliant, great to be back with the lads and today was my second full training session I have joined in with. I won't be playing any games over here in Spain but hopefully once I get back, everything goes well and when I see the specialist he will be happy and I will get the green light to play.'

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Date:Thursday July 10 2014

Time: 5:17PM

 

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