Amex Stadium

Next Game

Brighton v Sheff Wed

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Ankergren to fight for spot

Casper Ankergren has vowed to stay and fight for his spot at Brighton, despite being relegated to second choice this season.

Last Updated: 25/04/13 at 20:54 Post Comment

Tomasz Kuszczak: Faces challenge from Ankergren

Tomasz Kuszczak: Faces challenge from Ankergren

The Dane has played just three league games this term following the arrival of Tomasz Kuszczak, but is insisting he can reclaim the number one spot.

And he denies being unhappy at the lack of first-team football he has been afforded by Gus Poyet as Brighton prepare to make an assault on the play-offs.

He told bold.dk: "As long as I am close to the team, and the club has yet to tell me otherwise, then I will stay and fight for the place. I assume we will start from scratch next season.

"I feel I'm not too far away from the starting line-up. I played against Forest and Middlesbrough, when Kuszczak was out sick and then injured and those opportunities were better than nothing I guess.

"I think it went well against Middlesbrough seeing as we won 2-0. Had I played a couple of more games then I would have gotten the job.

"But Tomasz has been playing well all season so the manager is not interested in changing things, which I think is fair. I don't have any problems with that."

The 33-year-old is now focusing on the future and one he hopes will be in the top tier of English football.

"It would be fantastic to play in the Premier League. This is something everyone at the club would love to happen," he added.

"Next season we will definitely see some new faces whether we go up or not, and the club is getting more and more ready for it (promotion).

"We have one of the best stadiums in England. The training facility is not excellent but they are already rebuilding and improving.

"Brighton is a club that is interested in developing on all fronts. It would be fantastic if we could make the play-offs."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

dryice
Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

W

e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

HarryBoulton
Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

G

lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

sailingmagpie
Golden Ball award for Messi

Footer 365

Transfer news: Egypt international Ahmed Fathi to train with Arsenal

Egypt international Ahmed Fathi is set to link up with Arsenal for pre-season training, Sky Sports can confirm.

Premier League: Manchester United secure adidas kit deal

Manchester United have agreed a deal with adidas worth a minimum of £750million over 10 years from the 2015-16 season.

Transfer news: Stoke boss Mark Hughes still wants Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is still hoping to agree a deal to sign Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi on a permanent basis.

Mail Box

Are Germany Now Going To Dominate?

We have your World Cup final reactions - some were wowed and others think it was all an anti-climax. We have lots of thoughts on Lionel Messi too. Has he flopped?

Alexis Sanchez: Really Not THAT Good

The backlash has begun: Why are Barca letting him go if he's any good? We have mails on Alexis Sanchez, Luis Suarez, the World Cup and the wonder of F365...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property