Potter: Welbeck has made ‘really good impression’ at Brighton

Date published: Thursday 22nd October 2020 3:08

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Brighton manager Graham Potter has praised new signing Danny Welbeck, saying the Englishman has made a ‘really good impression’ at the club.

Welbeck joined the Seagulls last week on a one-year deal after leaving relegated side Watford.

He’s since started training with the first team in an attempt to get match ready for Brighton’s upcoming Premier League games.


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When asked if Welbeck will play this weekend, Potter said: “We’ll see, he’s only had a couple of days with us but he’s made a really good first impression.

“He’s a really fit guy, he’s looked after himself really well as a professional. It’s just about integrating him with the team. He’s had a session today and we’ve got a couple more before the game.

“We’ll probably take the decision as close as we can to the game. But he’s looking good, he’s made a really good impression.”

Welbeck scored three goals and assisted one in 20 appearances for Watford.

He made his name at Man Utd before moving to Arsenal for an £18 million fee back in 2014.

The striker has scored 16 goals in 42 games for England, meaning he brings plenty of international experience to the Brighton squad.

Potter and his team will be hoping for a good performance this weekend. They currently sit in 16th place after winning one and drawing one of their first five matches.

Potter was also asked about the prospect of a European Premier League. He responded by saying: “I am not sure to be honest. I don’t know that much about it. I think we’ve got a really strong product at the moment with the Premier League and the Champions League.

“I am speaking as a football fan there. I like the Premier League and Champions League, so I’m not sure why there is a need for anything else.

“I think for the good of football at the moment, everybody is going through a lot of pain in terms of no crowds, incomes have gone, and we need to try to think about solutions as a collective, not necessarily breaking away.”

 

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