Vital Football

Latest BHA FC News

Crofts - We Have A Real Unity

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.'

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:BHA Admin
Date:Thursday July 10 2014
Time: 5:17PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

Murray - March Will Flourish

As a proven Premier League footballer at Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, Murray knows what it takes to make it at the highest level, which he's backed March to do next season.

Murphy Gets Scotland Call (23/5/17)

Brighton attacker Jamie Murphy has been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.

Four Offered New Brighton Deals

Brighton confirmed on Saturday that four players have been offered new terms ahead of our maiden Premier League voyage next season.

Medical & Science Shortlists Announced 2016/17

The Football Medical Association have now announced the shortlists for the Medical and Science Team of the Year for the season of 2016/17.

Archived Vital BHA Articles

Vital BHA articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital BHA
Write For Vital BHA
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Premier League promotion - how do you feel?
Suggested By:
Happy0%
Over the moon0%
Delighted, but gutted Albion blew the title0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Results (view all)

Brighton & Hove Albion Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Andy Horton3
Vital Football Comment