Seagulls’ skipper delighted with new base

Gordon Greer pictured at training this week.   Picture by Paul Hazlewood
Gordon Greer pictured at training this week. Picture by Paul Hazlewood

GORDON Greer gave his assessment of Albion’s new £30 million Lancing training facility and said: “It’s fantastic.”

Albion club officials had a look at St George’s Park and other top Premier League training grounds to gather ideas for the Mashbarn Lane complex.

The new 40-acre site is home to five first and development team pitches, seven pitches for (under-nine to under-18) and a pitch for local clubs and schools.

Albion’s club captain is delighted with how the site has taken shape and said: “To come from the university at Falmer to here, it’s night and day.

“The club have done a fantastic job preparing the whole facility for us. All the players are really relishing training here week in, week out.”

It proved to be a difficult end to last year’s campaign for the Seagulls as they suffered play-off heartache at the hands of Derby County.

But Greer is hopeful of a successful season this time out and said: “It was disappointing to lose out in the way we did.

“But I keep saying it’s such a tight league.

“As a side we will give everything that we have got and, hopefully, we can go further than we did last year.”