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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

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