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Potter delighted with Maupay's contribution

Head coach on leading scorer's exploits so far this season.

By Alex Stedman • 19 January 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Neal Maupay opened the scoring at Elland Road with his seventh goal of the campaign on Saturday.

Graham Potter has praised the work of Neal Maupay and believes the striker can continue to get even better in the Premier League.

The Frenchman has notched seven goals so far this season, the latest of which came in Saturday's 1-0 win over Leeds United at Elland Road.

Potter said, “He'll keep getting better. We're delighted with him and we have good competition in forward areas.”

Maupay is on course to beat his total of ten goals in his debut top-flight campaign last season.

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“It's a step up from the Championship where he was playing not so long ago and he's learning all the time and trying to improve,” said Potter. “He is committed to the team and works extremely hard and we're pleased he is getting his rewards with the goals he's got for us in recent games.”

The boss says it is important Maupay remains focused when things may not be going his way, as well as the significance of the team rallying round one another when things can get tough.

“Sometimes if the team doesn't win you might put yourself under a bit of pressure or think you should be doing something differently.

“It's about working hard and understanding every forward has periods where it isn't their day and it's up to the team to help players through that. It's about continuing to be humble and understand things will turn around.”

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