Lamptey: Support from club has been amazing

Players rally round to support injured teammates, says defender

By Bruce Talbot • 19 October 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Tariq Lamptey played his first Premier League game since December 2020 against Norwich City.

Tariq Lamptey says the togetherness and spirit in the Albion squad helps players cope with the frustration of spells when they are injured.

The 20-year-old played in his first Premier League game for ten months in the goalless draw at Norwich on Saturday, but before the match Graham Potter confirmed that Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate will be out for three months with hamstring and ankle injuries respectively.

Lamptey said, “We have a really close dressing room, so the boys will get round them and help as much as possible. I am good friends with both and will make sure they are okay.

“They are tough lads. They will be working hard and focused on the rehab to come back as strong as possible, and I know they will. I wish them both the best of luck.”

Lamptey admitted the own lengthy lay-off he experienced had tested him mentally and physically.

“It was very challenging, but we have good physios and the other players, members of staff and everyone around the club have been amazing. They helped me stay positive.”

“It was great to be back on Saturday but now I just have to make sure I keep training well and when I get my chance I will try and take it. I am just looking forward to playing more games.”