Potter leads the way with Albion focusing on the academy 

14 October 2019

Photo: Graham Potter emerged on the European football scene, as he managed to take Swedish side Östersund to the knock-out stages of Europa League. In June 2018, he joined Swansea City and a year later, he moved on to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Albion's manager, Graham Potter, has given two academy talents their Premier League debut this season.

The academy is key to Albion as they can't afford to challenge the big teams in the transfer market. 

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

Graham Potter has placed his faith in Brighton & Hove Albion's youth during the start of the season, giving both Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate their Premier League debuts. Potter also included seven debutants in the line-up against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup. 

The emergence of young talents puts a smile on the face of Paul Barber, Albion's chief executive and deputy chairman, as the club invest more than £5 million into the academy system each year. 

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