• Brighton manager hails Percy Tau’s impact

    Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has praised Percy Tau’s impact after coming off the bench against West Ham United this past weekend.

    The South African international came on as a second-half substitute to play a starring role in setting up Danny Welbeck’s goal with a perfectly weighted through-ball.

    It was a rare appearance for Tau since returning to the club from isolation to claim his first Premier League assist in their 1-1 draw with the Hammers.

    However, Potter has hailed the forward’s attributes, who ‘fitted the role’ at the Amex Stadium.

    ‘It was a nice goal from us,’ Potter told the Brighton and Hove Independent. ‘It was a great finish and a great pass from Percy.

    ‘Percy came on and had a really good impact. He found some nice space and it was a great weight of pass for a nice assist.

    He added: ‘I wanted fresh legs in that position.

    ‘I thought Percy with his left foot could give us versatility in behind that backline.’