Potter pleased with Mac Allister return

Midfielder returned to the starting line-up against Chelsea

By Bruce Talbot • 23 April 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Alexis Mac Allister returned to the starting line-up against Chelsea

Graham Potter has praised midfielder Alexis Mac Allister after his successful return to the starting line-up against Chelsea.

The 22-year-old Argentinian midfielder was recalled for Tuesday’s Stamford Bridge encounter and impressed in the 0-0 draw.

Mac Allister has now made 17 Premier League appearances this season, including 11 starts, but Chelsea was his first since the home defeat to Leicester last month.

“He had a really good spell in the team and like anything it's not so easy to play consistently well all the time, especially at the start of your career,” said Potter.


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“Sometimes you need a little breather out of the team. Credit to Alexis, he has trained really well and he's been on the bench ready to help us. His attitude has been fantastic and he can play in tactically different roles which give us different options.

“We have been really happy with him and how he has developed and it was nice for him to get his opportunity.”

Potter also confirmed that he expects striker Florin Andone to return to training in the next few days. Having recovered from two knee injuries, the Romanian’s comeback game in the under-23s against Southampton a fortnight ago was cut short.

“It is not a major problem,” said Potter. “He has been out for a while with so it's important we manage it. His attitude has been really good, but we need to make the right steps.”