Will Buckley has sidestepped debate over his transfer market value and set his sights on helping Albion into the top six.
The three-goal Seagulls winger has been rated by manager Gus Poyet as better than Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, who could play for England against Sweden tonight.
Buckley admits he was flattered to be valued in excess of £10 million by Poyet in The Argus recently.
But he is not getting involved in discussions as to who is the best player. Buckley said: “It gives me confidence if the gaffer thinks I’m worth that much. But I don’t really worry about things like that “I just want to get on the pitch, score goals and set goals up for the lads and hopefully this season we can get in the play-offs at least.”
Buckley became Albion’s first £1 million player when he signed from Watford in the summer of 2011. He revealed there has been a few jokes from team-mates about his current eight-figure price tag but added: “It was just a bit of banter.
“Hopefully I can prove I am worth that much but it is on the pitch that matters. I just want to get on there and do my best for Brighton.”