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Ulloa: My best is yet to come for Albion
LEO Ulloa reckons he can get better and better for Albion after writing himself into the record books as the first player ever to score a hat-trick at The Amex.
The £2 million Argentinian target man, signed from Spanish club Almeria in January, has already bagged five goals in seven games following his treble in the 4-1 win against Huddersfield.
Ulloa said: “I have always believed that my skills are suited to English and Italian football. Now I am seeing that is right and that I can fit in here very well. There are things I need to fix, for example whether or not the referees are awarding me fouls, but of course I am happy. The best part of the season is coming and I cannot wait.
“I’m very pleased, because the team is winning, and this hat-trick is very special for me because it is my first for Brighton and the atmosphere at The Amex is unbelievable.
“It makes it different. I scored two for Almeria but the last one was a year ago. The only thing I want now is to keep going.”
Ulloa’s exploits have given manager Gus Poyet a headache for tomorrow night’s trip to Bristol City.
Poyet revealed: “I had in mind not to start him on Tuesday and he's scored three. Now I’ve got a problem. How can you leave a hat-trick hero on the bench?”
Liam Bridcutt returns from suspension for the visit to Ashton Gate and Wayne Bridge (hamstring) and Vicente (fatigue) could be back in contention after missing Albion's third win on the trot against Huddersfield.
Poyet said: “Bridgey is going to be close. If there are any doubts I’ll keep him for Bolton (Saturday). Vicente could be fit for Tuesday, no doubt.”