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Webster's dream move to Albion

Sussex-born Adam Webster cannot wait to get started with Albion, and believes he will be a good fit under head coach Graham Potter.

By James Hilsum • 03 August 2019

By Paul Hazlewood

Webster’s move to the club from Bristol City was confirmed earlier today, and the centre-back spoke about fulfilling a life-long ambition by moving to the Premier League.

He said, “It’s been a bit of a drawn-out process, but I’m absolutely delighted to finally get it over the line. This move is a dream come true for me and my family, so I can’t wait to get started.

“After speaking with the manager, my heart was set on coming here. I grew up nearby in Chichester, so to be closer to home is an added bonus for me.

“He [Potter] was in charge of a very good Swansea side last season, which played a lot of football. That’s something which will suit my game here, and I can’t wait to work with him.”

By Paul Hazlewood

The 24-year-old highlighted his qualities as a centre-back, and explained how he is able to adapt to playing in different formations, after Potter elected to play with three central defenders in Albion’s last two pre-season friendlies.

“I like to be able to play out from the back, but I’m a defender, and my main job is to stop the ball going into the back of the net first and foremost.

“I'm comfortable playing as a pair or in a trio and the three-man formation is one I have played in a fair few times at Bristol City, and at Ipswich too. It’s a system I am familiar with, if the manager decides to play that way.

“I prefer to play in the left side of defence, but I’ll go anywhere as long as I’m out there on the pitch.”

The defender reflected warmly on his time at Bristol City, but could not hide his enthusiasm at what lies ahead with the Seagulls.

“From the moment I walked in at Bristol City, I fell in love with the place, because it is a great club. It was disappointing that we couldn’t get into the play-offs, but personally, it was a good season and I have really fond memories from my time there.

“Coming here, you can see that everything is in place to succeed. The training ground is unbelievable, it’s a great place to work and I’m very excited to get going.”

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