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Boss Hughton full of praise for Dunk's desire to return to fray



Lewis Dunk

Lewis Dunk

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Lewis Dunk

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has praised Lewis Dunk's desire to overcome injury after the defender returned from an ankle problem in under two weeks.

Despite Dunk being at fault for the Cottagers' second goal, Albion boss Hughton was relieved to have him available again as the Seagulls roared back from 2-0 down to take a point.

"Delighted to have him back. He's a very tough individual and that's why he was able to get back in this period of time," said Hughton.

"The injury, thankfully, wasn't as bad as we thought it first might have been.

"He's somebody who's not used to being injured and generally, when he's had injuries, he's back in the quickest amount of time.

"Probably for the injury he had, there isn't anybody that's going to get back any quicker than that."

Dunk now has an extended period to work on his fitness due to the Premier League's international break.

Hughton added: "With the players coming back - the players that haven't played - it's a good opportunity to work them."

Belfast Telegraph

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