Graham Potter provides updates on Lamptey, Lallana & more ahead of Man City

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter this evening provided a fitness update on his squad, ahead of the club’s upcoming meeting with Manchester City.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Tariq Lamptey of Brighton and Hove Albion receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on December 16, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

City clash

The Seagulls are set to return to Premier League action on Wednesday, with a trip to the Etihad.

Brighton’s last outing saw them require all of extra-time and a penalty shootout to get the better of Newport on Sunday night, en route to a spot in the 4th-round of the FA Cup.

Prior to scraping past League Two opposition 24 hours ago, however, Graham Potter’s men were in the midst of one of the worst spells of form in all of English football.

Remarkably, the seasiders had managed just a solitary win from their previous 16 outings across all competitions.

Manchester City, on the other hand, have looked back to their scintillating best of late, with a 3-0 FA Cup downing of Birmingham over the weekend having marked a 6th-straight win for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Seagulls stars miss out

As such, Graham Potter is no doubt fully aware that it will likely require a minor miracle for his side to secure any form of positive result versus the in-form Citizens.

And, as confirmed by none other than the Brighton boss himself this evening, his side’s efforts to do so will come with a quartet of key players unavailable for selection.

Speaking during a press conference a short time ago, Potter was drawn on the latest on the fitness of his squad.

And the 45-year-old went on to confirm that all of Tariq Lamptey, Danny Welbeck, Adam Lallana and Aaron Connolly are set to sit out of the action at the Etihad.

Steven Alzate, though, could return to the fray, with Alireza Jahanbakhsh requiring a late fitness test:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.