Graham Potter has been delighted with the experience Ben White has gained during his time on loan with Leeds United and is now looking forward to having him back on the south coast.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side ended their 16-year absence from the Premier League on Friday after Huddersfield’s victory over West Brom secured promotion and Potter is looking forward to having White back at the club.
“He’s been on loan with Leeds, but he’s contracted to us and he’s our player,” he said.
“He’s absolutely part of our plans for next season, he’s had a fantastic year with Leeds and the loan worked well for everyone.
“Leeds achieved their objective of promotion and Ben got really good experience, so everybody won.
“We rate him highly. I’ve followed his career personally from when he was at Newport and Peterborough. I was aware of him at Swansea City and would probably have tried to sign him I was still there.
“We like him a lot, he’s a really good player and thankfully he’s our player.
“He’ll be back with the rest of the group for pre-season ahead of next year. He’ll be competing for place in the side like everyone else.”