Brighton’s manager is expecting Aaron Connolly to bring back his spark which helped him score a brace in the Premier League clash against Tottenham.
finished his top-flight debut with a significant brace in last season’s impressive 3-0 victory over Spurs.
The Republic of Ireland international has been pushing for goals ever since, meeting the back of the net five times in 35 league appearances as he gets ready to faceTottenham
The 21-yar-old’s progress has been interfered with by a series of injuries, and Brighton boss
believes that developing consistency for these young players will take time.
When he scored those goals, he was 19 years old and sometimes you hit the ground and everything goes really well for you,
” said Potter.
But the key – especially to sustain a career at this level – you have got to do it week in, week out and that is the challenge to help the players do that.
“He has got some really good attributes, he is exciting and we believe in him but at the same time he is young and learning to be a Premier League player, a Premier League goalscorer.
“He has been a little bit unlucky with injuries and one or two things but that is part of life as a footballer.”
Connolly’s goal in the tied clash against Wolves was his second strike this season and the first one was at the Amex Stadium.
He came back to Brighton following a hamstring injury as a substitute in the clash against Fulham. Since Potter is unwilling to risk any more injuries for the striker, his play will be restricted when they will go into battle with Jose Mourinho’s squad.
He has missed the last two or three weeks so we just need to be careful with him in terms of making sure he plays the right amount of minutes because you don’t want a recurrence,
” said Potter.
I think he has to concentrate on what he is really good at, which is being direct, pressing the opponent, understanding how he won’t be perfect, that he will make mistakes.
“It is how he reacts to those mistakes on the pitch. I thought he did well against Wolves the last time he played. He is developing and we are happy with him.”
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