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POTTER: AUSTRIA TRIP A CHANCE TO OBSERVE

1 July 2019

Kieran Cleeves
Albion head coach Graham Potter being interviewed ahead of the new season.

Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter says that the upcoming pre-season camp, which begins on Sunday, is a good opportunity to learn more about his squad.

The Seagulls will make the trip to Austria for six days before concluding with a game against FC Liefberg on Saturday 13th July, and the boss highlighted the significance of the time the side will spend away.

He said, “Every day is important, but the Austria trip is a nice time for us to get away, to see each other pretty much 24 hours a day and get to know each other more.

"You can watch from afar but it's not the same as finding out day to day how people are and who works well with who.

"All that information ultimately helps you make the right decisions when the season starts."

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The head coach also spoke about two faces who will be absent from the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre over the next week after their international excursions, emphasising that it gives him a chance to analyse all members of his newly-inherited group.

"Shane Duffy and Davy Propper will join us in Austria,” he revealed.

"Not everybody is here yet, but that's part of the challenge.

“It gives us a chance to look at other guys while they are not here and then we quickly integrate them when they are back."


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