Brighton v Newcastle: Potter braced for tough Magpies test

2021-11-06 19:00:12 2021
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Results not matching performances

Even though Albion are without a win in five matches, Potter's side are inside the top ten and a win on Saturday could lift them back into the top five, as long as other results go their way.

Brighton came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Liverpool last weekend and the Seagulls have lost just one of their previous seven in the league - that 4-1 defeat came at the hands of champions Manchester City.

Newcastle's season has yet to get going, with Graeme Jones now at the helm after Steve Bruce left the club last month, although, while the Magpies have lost three of their previous four, but despite their poor form, Potter expects them to be tough to beat.

Potter wary of wounded Magpies

He told reporters: "We've tried to attack well and defend well as a team. We've had quite a few clean sheets, which is about the team and a collective attitude.

"It's the same with attacking, it's about working together and that's the approach we've had.

"It's a really, really tough game. I look at the quality they have and we're going to need a really good performance."

Ahead of kick-off, Potter has been handed a fitness boost with the news that Dan Burn has an outside chance of playing.

Defender Burn missed the draw against Liverpool at Anfield, but he is expected to return in the coming days, with a place on the bench against the Magpies a possibility.

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