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Potter: Lamptey's potential is exciting

Head coach delighted to see the defender commit his future to the club.

By Charlie Hanson • 22 January 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Tariq Lamptey committed his future to the club by signing a new contract on Sunday.

Tariq Lamptey has the mentality and ambition to really kick on with Albion, according to Graham Potter.

The defender signed a new contract that runs until June 2025 on Sunday, which the head coach has hailed as shrewd business by Albion.

“Tariq's new contract is good news for the club and for him. It means his short, medium and long-term future is with us and he can focus on the most important thing for him, which is first to get fit and then to play more games in the Premier League.

“He's not played that much, so we need to help him get more games so he can carry on the development he has shown. But obviously everyone is delighted he has committed his future to the club.

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“We were aware of the attributes that he did have when he signed and he has managed to use them. He has still got a lot to do, but that's the exciting thing.”

To take his game to another level, the defender now needs to get a run of games under his belt according to Potter.

“By playing he will kick on, but he will also do that by working with his teammates and coaches. If you speak to Tariq, he will say that he can improve every area of his game although that's not to say that he's not doing really well, that's just normal.

“He wants to improve. He's got that ambition, but now it's about settling down and getting on with important stuff like playing and affecting games that helps us win points.”

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