Glenn Murray has produced his own version of The Hunger Games to become a record Albion goalscorer.

The American Sci-Fi adventure film and series were big box office hits.

That is exactly what Murray has been for the Seagulls in the Premier League.

His goal against Arsenal at the Amex last Sunday was his 88th in the league for the club across two spells.

That pushed him above 1950's hitman Albert Mundy as Albion's record post-War goalscorer and second only on the all-time list to 1920's servant Tommy Cook.

The Argus: It was also his eighth goal in his last ten appearances and 11th in the Premier League, level with Eden Hazard (above) and behind only Jamie Vardy, Raheem Sterling and Karry Kane on the Englishmen chart.

Murray, at 34-and-a-half, shows no signs of losing his appetite.

He has been inspired throughout his career by some of the game's great characters and goalscorers, including an opponent against Everton at Goodison Park today.

Cumbrian Murray revealed to The Argus: "As a kid growing up I looked towards Eric Cantona, somebody that can just turn a game on its head with one bit of skill.

"I appreciated the likes of Teddy Sheringham that played a long time, even Kevin Phillips. I played with Kevin, he was a little bit different. He had more speed than Teddy.

"Then you look at goalscorers like Alan Shearer and how they got into the positions to score. More than anything for me is how much hunger they had, no matter what the game bought them they were still always very hungry with the desire to win.

"I look at Wayne Rooney (below). He doesn't have to get out of bed in the morning. He's made for life and for generations and generations to come, but he is still fighting in every five-a-side behind closed doors, desperate to win, and he is still out there scoring goals in the Premier League now, which is more a compliment to his character than anything else.

The Argus: "Then you look at players like Jermain Defoe who is still scoring goals at a latter stage of his career, regular goals."

Murray's header against Arsenal took him past Rooney in the goal chart. He has the desire to keep going.

"I have, I'm always hungry to score goals," he said. "It's what I enjoy doing. It's nice to be able to try to prove people wrong and have that opportunity."

There are still a minimum of ten matches remaining for Albion, nine in the Premier League and next Saturday night's FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United, for Murray to add to his tally.

As long as his goal spree is not accompanied by a run of bookings.

His caution against Arsenal was his second in as many matches and seventh overall.

That leaves Murray as the only Albion player in slight danger of a two-game suspension under the totting up regulations, although he would need three more yellow cards in the next four fixtures, finishing with Albion's 32nd in the league at home to Huddersfield next month, to suffer the punishment.

Murray had scored twice in ten appearances before a flukey late winner in the FA Cup at Middlesbrough.

Now, all of a sudden, he has been speculatively linked with a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad, announced on Thursday.

Manager Chris Hughton said: "It's not my position to talk about the merits of an England cap, but I can talk about what he's given us.

"He's always known how to score goals – in a competitive division where chances can be hard to come by that means you need a work ethic and someone who can lead the line.

"His form for us has seen him work hard for the team and that allows him to score goals. He's been excellent for us and we have good competition (Leo Ulloa and Jurgen Locadia) in those positions at the moment."

Albion's Top League Goalscorers

Tommy Cook: 114, 1921-29

Glenn Murray: 88, 2008-11 and 2016-present

Albert Mundy: 87, 1953-8

Bert Stephens: 86, 1935-48

Kit Napier: 84, 1966-72

Bobby Zamora: 83, 2000-03 and 2015-16

Peter Ward: 81, 1975-80 and 1982-83