Albion boss Graham Potter give positive update on squad fitness

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Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter
Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter

ALBION boss Graham Potter has confirmed that there are no new injury concerns in his team ahead of the match against Newcastle.

The Seagulls play their first home game of the season against the Magpies on Saturday and will be hoping to make it two wins from two after their opening day victory against Manchester United last weekend.

Speaking about the previous match, Potter was pleased to see how his players kept their focus throughout the game.

He told the media: "The result on Sunday was very nice. You can't be perfect all the time, I thought we suffered and we had to get some small margins - which we didn't get.

"But we performed well, kept our heads and focused on what we had to do."

Potter will have a full strength squad to pick from on Satruday after he confirmed that there is a clean bill of health in his team, including striker Danny Welbeck.

The 31-year-old has been praised by the manager following his impressive outing at Old Trafford. Potter believes that he is in the best condition since his arrival at the club.

He said: "There are no injuries, no problems. We've got the same squad available as we did last weekend.

"Danny [Welbeck] is in the best condition he's been in since I've been working with him.

"Everyone looks up to him and he's playing really well. We're just happy he's enjoying his football."

One player that could be key in the match against Newcastle is Moises Caicedo who has been in great form since coming in to the team at the end of last season.

Potter said: "Moises [Caicedo] is playing well and enjoying his football. We rate him a lot.

"He's adapted really well and is performing at a good level, but we don't want to put too much pressure on him."