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WHITE ALWAYS HAPPY TO ASSIST

28 November 2018

Kieran Cleeves
Albion defender Ben White arriving at the Landore Training Ground

Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 defender Ben White highlighted his desire to provide for his team-mates in the attacking third of the pitch, after claiming three assists in the 3-2 victory over Swansea City on Monday evening. 

The 21-year-old laid on goals for Aaron Connolly and Viktor Gyokeres to complete an impressive comeback from 2-0 down against the Swans, and he reflected on his game-changing contribution from a full-back role.

He said, “It’s a great feeling —obviously the boys made some clever runs and it was easy to find them. I’ve been playing at centre-half quite a bit, but I like playing at right-back as well, as it allows me to get forward more.

“I played at right-back for Newport last season, so I don’t find it too difficult adjusting position for the team.

“I felt we were on top for the first 20 minutes, but their opening goal put us on the back-foot, and their second goal was far too easy.

“We went in at half-time and we knew we could bring it back, it was just going to be about working hard and getting the goals.”

“We had quite a lot of possession in the first half and kept moving the ball. Luckily we took our chances in the second half when we needed to.”



The Seagulls recovered from a losing position for the fifth time to take points in the Premier League 2 Division 1, but White insists the team must focus on starting better to make life easier for themselves.

“It’s crazy because we seem to do it most weeks, but we really need to work on not getting into these positions in the first place.

“We need to start winning the first half of games, and then I know we’ve got the character to hold on and keep a clean sheet against teams.”


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