Graham Potter provides explanation for Aaron Connolly’s absence vs Wolves

Brighton vs Wolves

The final Premier League game of the day on Sunday saw Brighton playing host to Wolves.

Brighton would kick-off at the Amex sat 12th in the English top-flight, but a win over Wolves would see them move up to 11th.

The Seagulls’ form has been fairly inconsistent of late. Their last outing saw them beat Arsenal at the Emirates, but before that clash, they had lost three league ties on the bounce.

As for Wolves, they began Sunday 7th in the Premier League, but a win over Brighton would see them move back up to 5th spot.

Wolves’ recent form had been rather impressive before facing Brighton, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men not losing any of their last 10 league clashes.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Why Aaron Connolly missed out

As is customary, both sides released their starting line-ups an hour before kick-off.

Wolves’ starting line-up was pretty standard, with Nuno Santo deploying the same eleven that saw off West Ham in midweek.

As for Brighton, their starting line-up had one noticeable absence, as Aaron Connolly missed out.

Connolly was completely omitted from the matchday squad, which may have seemed a bit odd given what a pivotal member of Brighton’s squad he has been since making his senior debut earlier this campaign.

But Graham Potter would provide an explanation for the 19-year-old’s absence on Sunday, stating that Connolly has a dead leg.

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