Potter plots without White

23 April 2021 01:26:28 GMTPlus10

Graham Potter has admitted his side will miss suspended centre-back Ben White against Sheffield United, as the Seagulls look to move themselves further away from the relegation zone on Saturday.

The south coast side are seven points clear of the bottom three and realistically know a couple more wins should be enough to guarantee them another season in the top flight.

We will have to find a solution without him, but we will miss him.

Graham Potter

They will be expected to pick up a victory over the already-relegated Blades but must try to do it without key defender White, who misses only his second Premier League game of the season after being sent off late on in the goalless draw at Chelsea on Tuesday.

Potter has relied on the former Leeds United loanee at the back and his performances have been impressive but he must make do without him for the 8pm Bramall Lane kick-off.

Potter said in his press conference: "He was ever-present for Leeds and he has been for us as well. He has the ability to play a number of games in a row. We will have to find a solution without him, but we will miss him."

Meanwhile, the Brighton boss also took time out to praise midfielder Yves Bissouma in the build-up to the game, the Mali international's displays having caught the eye in recent weeks.

Potter believes the 24-year-old has taken his game to a new level this term.

He added: "He has always had top end actions that are breathtaking at times. But it’s about him understanding the game a bit more and his role. He has taken steps and has been a really important player for us this season."

Potter confirmed Percy Tau is still being monitored as he has a hamstring injury, while Dan Burn, Adam Webster and Danny Welbeck will also be given late fitness tests.

Brighton, who are 201.00 to be relegated, are 1.57 to beat the Blades. Sheffield United are 6.00 to win and the draw is 4.00.