GLENN MURRAY says reaching the Premier League with Albion would top getting promoted with Crystal Palace.

The striker spearheaded the triumph of the Seagulls’ arch-rivals four seasons ago with 30 goals, a Championship record.

But he missed out on their crowning moment after suffering serious knee damage in the semi-finals of the play-offs against Albion.

Murray told The Argus: “It would be very nice to go up automatically and it would probably top it.

“Touch wood, I haven’t been injured yet. Unfortunately, I got injured against Brighton in those play-offs, so I missed out on the final hurrah.

“If I was able to keep fully fit and go up automatically I suppose it would be a career highlight.”

Murray, a League One title winner in his first spell at Albion, is leading the way again with 18 goals in 37 Championship appearances since returning from Bournemouth.

That has helped Chris Hughton’s side to hold a six-point cushion over the chasing pack, led by Huddersfield. They are also within a point of leaders Newcastle with eight games to go, starting against relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers at the Amex tomorrow.

Murray’s 21-goal former Palace pal Dwight Gayle was threatening his Championship goalscoring record with the Toon before he was hit by injuries.

“We’ve had a few messages,” Murray said. “They’ve all been nice and polite saying we want us both to go up. I am still out to get as many goals as I can.”

Murray came off the bench to score in Albion’s 3-2 win at Blackburn in December.