Riverside Stadium

Next Game

M'boro v Brighton

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Amex Stadium

Last Game

Brighton 0 - 2 Watford

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Scout - Solly March

Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe, in partnership with Wyscout, looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.

Last Updated: 21/05/14 at 12:15 Post Comment

Our scout - using all the tools at his disposal, which now includes the world's leading scouting resource Wyscout - will report back and you can comment on what you think of their appraisal.

You can only nominate a player by emailing here, including the word 'Scout' in your subject line, and please check to make sure we have not already covered the player.

You can also now interact with the scout via his Twitter feed! You can get in touch with him and interact here or just search for @skysportsscout.

The latest player to be spotlighted is Brighton starlet Solly March.

The scout reports...

We check on a player attracting a lot of attention in the Championship, Solly March has recently broken into the first-team picture at Brighton - and is impressing a lot of on-lookers.

March began at his local club Lewes, and quickly progressed through youth ranks before making his first-team debut by the time he was 17.

But he was quickly attracting attention from a host of Premier League and Championship clubs.

Arsenal, Newcastle, Sunderland and West Ham were all keen on taking March, but it was his Brighton who won the day - the club his father Steve played for as an apprentice.

March penned a three-year deal with Brighton in late 2011. It took March just over 12 months to really find his feet at the AMEX, as he was then pushing for a place in the first team.

Early in 2013, March was included in a number of squads and made the bench for Brighton - but did not feature.

The following season saw him heavily involved pre-season and it has been little surprise that Oscar Garcia has recognised his talent and has brought him into his first-team squad.

And perhaps the teenager is fortunate to be working under such a progressive coach as Spaniard Garcia - given that March's game is certainly leading from the technical aspect.

Standing at over 6ft, March is a truly elegant performer - often played on the wing, but looks perfectly suited to a number '10' role, pulling the strings behind the front-man.

Comfortable on the ball, and with both feet - March has the skill set that you can't really teach but is natural. However, he has shown playing out wide that he is willing to fit into a system.

He has an eye for a pass too and learning when to play it is clearly something Garcia is working on, but he is clearly quickly emerging as a fine young player.

The scout says...

Clearly has a wonderful future ahead of him and he appears to be in the perfect place at the moment.

However, with talent like this it is hard to hide from the Premier League scouts and Brighton will have to work hard to keep hold of this prospect.

The Scout rating...

Shooting: 7 out of 10
Passing: 8 out of 10
Tackling: 6 out of 10
Heading: 6 out of 10
Pace: 7 out of 10
Vision: 8 out of 10
Current ability: 7 out of 10
Potential ability: 10 out of 10
OVERALL SCOUT RATING: 59/80
Current value: £4million
Potential value: £18million

Your opinion...

You have read our opinion of Solly March - now we want your views. Have you seen March in action? Do you agree with our assessment? Do you think he will make it?

Get in touch, either using the form below, email or the scout's Twitter feed - @skysportsscout.

Pick your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team for the chance to win over £100k in prizes. Play for free here.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

F

or the laugh we should finish the season with a front three of Borini & Balotelli, spearheaded by one R Lambert. What's the actual worst thing that could happen?

batdog
Liverpool 'can finish fourth'

Footer 365

Chelsea captain John Terry: We are definitely not boring

Chelsea captain John Terry claims that nobody will remember their defensive performances in the title run-in.

Javier Hernandez is hard to drop on current form, says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits Javier Hernandez's starting position is non-negotiable given his current form.

Oscar available for Chelsea's trip to Leicester after head knock

Oscar has recovered from a blow to the head and will be available for Chelsea's trip to Leicester, says Jose Mourinho.

Mail Box

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company