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Graham Potter quizzed on possibility of Brighton signing a striker in January

Graham Potter

Graham Potter has addressed calls for Brighton to sign a striker in January.

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Brighton are set to face off with West Ham on Wednesday the 1st of December.

The Seagulls head into the game on a poor run of form, which has slowly seen them descend down the Premier League table.

Brighton did look to be one of the surprise packages of the 2021/22 campaign following a bright start. However, they have since failed to win any of their last five league matches.

West Ham, Brighton’s opponents on Wednesday, are also experiencing a slight decline having lost their last two outings, though a Hammers win does seem quite likely on Wednesday.

Graham Potter on Brighton signing a striker in the January transfer window

One of the main reasons for this is due to Brighton’s inability to score enough goals.

Throughout much of last season, Brighton underperformed their xG. And, in their 0-0 draw with Leeds over the weekend, this was the case again:

So, an obvious solution to this would be to sign a new striker as soon as possible.

But, when asked about the possibility of bringing in a centre-forward in January on Monday, Graham Potter didn’t seem that keen:

“It’s too easy to look for an external situation, but I understand when we’re not scoring that’s what people look at.”

Potter would also provide an update on Aaron Connolly:

“He’s suffered from a bit of injury, lack of form, confidence.”

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 23 41 57
2 Liverpool FC 22 39 48
3 Chelsea FC 24 30 47
4 Manchester United 22 6 38
5 West Ham United 23 10 37
6 Arsenal FC 21 8 36
7 Tottenham Hotspur 20 2 36
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 3 34
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 0 30
10 Leicester City 20 -3 26
11 Aston Villa 21 -4 26
12 Southampton FC 22 -8 25
13 Crystal Palace 22 -3 24
14 Brentford FC 23 -12 23
15 Leeds United 21 -16 22
16 Everton FC 20 -11 19
17 Norwich City 22 -32 16
18 Newcastle United 21 -22 15
19 Watford FC 20 -17 14
20 Burnley FC 18 -11 12

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Player Team Goals
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Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6