Potter ready to welcome in Mac Allister

Albion’s squad will soon be able to welcome a new face into its ranks as the Premier League campaign enters the final 12 matches.

By Alex Stedman • 10 February 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion head coach Graham Potter before Saturday's game with Watford.

Having been recalled from his season-long loan at Boca Juniors at the end of last month, Alexis Mac Allister is set to join up with the Seagulls for the run-in and his versatility means he is someone that Albion boss Graham Potter is eager to start working with.

He said, “He’s a midfield player that can play off the side, mainly as a number ten. 

“Again, it’s important we get him here and work with him, as well as helping him settle into another country - then we will see where we go from there.

“He’ll be joining up with the rest of the lads after next weekend, before Sheffield United, and we are looking forward to working with him and meeting him.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter issues instructions against Watford.

Mac Allister has been with Argentina’s under-23 side for the past three weeks, helping them qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Mac Allister scored two goals and provided one assist as they finished top of the qualifying group despite losing Sunday’s final game 3-0 to Brazil, who also qualified. Mac Allister played the entire 90 minutes in the game. 

“He has obviously been playing for national team at the moment, so it was important he concentrated on that,” Potter added. “But we’re looking forward to having him in our group and I think his English is good, better than a few of our English lads!"

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