Potter pleased with White's progress

Head coach says on-loan defender is benefiting from his spell at promotion-chasing Leeds United.

By Alex Stedman • 15 March 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion head coach Graham Potter.

White has been key for Leeds in their bid to reach the Premier League, and the Albion boss says he will take plenty from his time in England’s second tier this season.

He said, “I’m aware of his progress and we keep a track of that, he’s been doing well. I’ve spoken with him over text to wish him well for the rest of the season. 

“We’re pleased with how he’s doing there, and the stakes are obviously high with Leeds trying to get into the Premier League, but those experiences bring their own challenges and will help him in his development. 

“It’s why you go on loan in many ways, he’s done really well. It’ll be fascinating to see how it goes.”

White has also been used in midfield in recent weeks – not that it has surprised Potter, who praised the 22-year-old’s capabilities and attributes.

“It’s not surprised me because he’s got those type of qualities,” he added.

“He’s mobile and good on the ball and is in the hands of a very good coach in Marcelo Bielsa. Whatever he decides for Ben is fine by me. 

“I’ve been aware of his progress since he was [on loan] at Newport County and I wanted to sign him when I was in charge at Swansea City. 

“I’m delighted with the experience he’s had so far this season with Leeds and we’re looking forward to working with him in the future.”