Stats don't lie - but Colunga expects to improve on his showing at Swindon

Adrian Colunga and Inigo Calderon clap Albion's fans at Swindon

Adrian Colunga and Inigo Calderon clap Albion's fans at Swindon

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Adrian Colunga has vowed to improve on his goalscoring debut for Albion.

But he admits he is off to a flying start in his new English adventure.

The former Getafe striker was on target at Swindon as the Seagulls squeezed through their Capital One Cup tie.

He reckons it will take time to know exactly what is expected of him on the pitch.

But he can’t wait to help Sami Hyypia’s men push for promotion.

Colunga told The Argus: “I don’t think I had a good game at Swindon. I can offer an awful lot more.

“But at the end you walk off with a goal, an assist and having won a penalty. You have to be happy.

“I can get in between the lines and create. I can play up front. I need to see what I can offer within the tactics we use.

“I’ve only had two days here and the tactical side is where I will maybe struggle to start with. But it will come with time.

“Physically I feel good and I’m really excited about the challenge.”

Colunga watched the Seagulls beat Bolton on Saturday and reckons they can aim for the Premier League.

The 29-year-old added: “I was playing in Spain in the first division but the interest Brighton showed in me, the challenge they were offering, convinced me to come.

“I’m delighted. I’m going to really make the most of it because I think we can do good things this season. The aim will be to win promotion.”

Read Colunga on his big move - in The Argus today

Brian Owen

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5:20am Thu 28 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Great to see the confidence oozing out of everyone now. Can't wait for Saturday!!

UTA!!
Great to see the confidence oozing out of everyone now. Can't wait for Saturday!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 19

8:19am Thu 28 Aug 14

Beale32 says...

Sounds like the lad has a great attitude, he is up for the challenge and willing to learn. Going to be a great season now.

i can still see us getting in one more player, and a couple going out.

uta
Sounds like the lad has a great attitude, he is up for the challenge and willing to learn. Going to be a great season now. i can still see us getting in one more player, and a couple going out. uta Beale32
  • Score: 9

8:39am Thu 28 Aug 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

I love the sound of this guy and having watched the game down at Swindon, I agree, stats don't lie and the fact is that he scored, made one tremendous assist for Ince's thunderbolt and won a clear cut penalty. I think the Amex fans will get excited when this guy is played in because he's got pace to burn.

Also like the attitude of Baldock and it really seems as though the squad has got real good pros with a mature feel to it. I can see why Paddy McCourt picked up his complimentary nick names. Wonderful vision and passer. Great to watch.

Let's get The Amex rocking on Saturday and give a loud vote of thanks to everyone involved.
I love the sound of this guy and having watched the game down at Swindon, I agree, stats don't lie and the fact is that he scored, made one tremendous assist for Ince's thunderbolt and won a clear cut penalty. I think the Amex fans will get excited when this guy is played in because he's got pace to burn. Also like the attitude of Baldock and it really seems as though the squad has got real good pros with a mature feel to it. I can see why Paddy McCourt picked up his complimentary nick names. Wonderful vision and passer. Great to watch. Let's get The Amex rocking on Saturday and give a loud vote of thanks to everyone involved. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 15

9:39am Thu 28 Aug 14

Never_Wrong says...

I watched him at Swindon and was really impressed. Intelligent, fast and tricky, he should link up well with Teixera. We'll be challenging again this season, I'm feeling very optimistic.
I watched him at Swindon and was really impressed. Intelligent, fast and tricky, he should link up well with Teixera. We'll be challenging again this season, I'm feeling very optimistic. Never_Wrong
  • Score: 7
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