Glenn Murray has been backed to score the goals to keep Albion in the Premier League by his former boss Micky Adams.

Murray scored ten goals in 20 games for Adams’ during his second spell as Seagulls boss in League One in 2008-09.

Since then Murray has gone on to amass 90 goals in another 232 Albion appearances and has finished top scorer for Seagulls in four of the seven seasons he has been at the club.

He has finished as top scorer for Albion in League One, the Championship and Premier League in that time.

The Seagulls head to another of Adams’ former clubs Sheffield United on Saturday in need of points in their survival fight.

And Blades fan Adams, who managed Murray early on in his first spell at the Albion, believes the striker can still have a major role to play.

He said: “Glenn has done fantastically well with what he has done and the career he has had.

“When he was in League One he was the one player that stood out and the one player who wanted to prove that he was a better player than League One.

“He has gone on and done that, scored goals on a regular basis and I think he is key to Albion staying in the division.

“They have got to keep him fit, manage him in the best way they can in terms of his rest and the work he has to be doing, but the one thing you know about Glenn is he will score goals given the opportunities.

“He is vital to Brighton staying up this season.”

The 36-year-old striker has found game time hard to come by this season.

He has started just five games this season with head coach Graham Potter utilising Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly.

But Adams says Murray is the man to turn in their current position.

He said: “Knowing Glenn, he will tell you that he is frustrated with the minutes he has had but that is down to the manager seeing him every day and making sure he rest and recuperates between games, making sure he is looking after himself, and he looks to me as though he is in good shape at 36.

“You can’t blame the manager for looking to the future in terms of Neal and Aaron and saying well these are the ones we are going to go with eventually.

“However, Glenn is key to him staying the division because of his experience. It is not going to faze him where they are as it may do a young player, but they have got to create chances for him and somehow get the ball into the box as that is where he comes alive.”