Graham Potter hails the return of 'difference maker' Danny Welbeck to the Brighton squad

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Graham Potter hails the return of ‘difference maker’ Danny Welbeck to the Brighton squad as the Seagulls look to end a run of ten Premier League matches without a victory

  • Brighton are currently on a run of ten Premier League matches without a victory
  • Danny Welbeck has coincidentally missed their last ten games through injury
  • But the striker could return to the Seagulls squad for their Boxing Day clash
  • Ahead of their Brentford tie, Graham Potter says Welbeck is a ‘difference maker’ 


The imminent return of Danny Welbeck comes as welcome relief for Brighton manager Graham Potter, who has praised the former England international’s contribution to his team.

Welbeck has missed Brighton’s last 10 league matches, which has coincided in the Seagulls failing to win any of them, whilst managing to score just six goals in that period.

After such a positive start to the season, Brighton now languish in the bottom half of the Premier League table and welcome Brentford to the Amex on Sunday evening.

Brighton have been boosted by the return of striker Danny Welbeck (right) this festive period

Brighton have been boosted by the return of striker Danny Welbeck (right) this festive period

Graham Potter (right) has hailed Welbeck (left) has a 'difference maker' for the Seagulls

Graham Potter (right) has hailed Welbeck (left) has a ‘difference maker’ for the Seagulls

Welbeck, alongside fellow striker Neal Maupay, are both set to return for the visit of the impressive Bees and Potter is delighted to see the former Manchester United frontman back in contention for selection.

‘Danny played against Leicester and got injured against Crystal Palace,’ he explained. ‘His absence has coincided with the games that we haven’t won.

‘Sometimes you need a player that can make the difference and Danny Welbeck is a player that can make the difference, it’s as simple as that.’

Welbeck has missed Brighton's last ten games with the south coast side winning none of them

Welbeck has missed Brighton’s last ten games with the south coast side winning none of them

Brighton’s run of 10 games without a league win hasn’t dampened festive spirits on the south coast, with seven draws keeping them well clear of relegation trouble.

However, Potter hasn’t downplayed the importance of Welbeck’s return and believes it will give the rest of his squad a much-needed boost heading into the new year.

‘He doesn’t win a game of football on his own, I’m sure he’ll be the first to tell you that,’ he added. ‘But he’s got the quality and he’s one of our best players. 

‘He’s got fantastic experience and it’s common knowledge that if Danny Welbeck’s fit and enjoying his football, he’s a huge asset for us.’

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