Brighton boss Potter expects ‘hostile, harsh, challenging environment’ as they face Leeds

A hostile environment awaits as Brighton boss Graham Potter heads for relegation as his facet threatens Leeds on Sunday.

Jesse Marsch’s residence workforce is struggling to outlive within the Premier League and has plunged into bearish territory after their 2-1 loss at Arsenal final weekend.


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Defender Luke Ayling was sacked for making a reckless first-half transfer to the Gunners earlier than the wing. Dan James was proven an costly pink card of their 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday.

“You anticipate that – they seem to be a workforce preventing for his or her lives,” Potter stated.

“They’re doing their finest to remain within the Premier League; they misplaced two gamers with this.

“After all, there is a advantageous line between aggression, which we perceive, and profitable the ball and competing, after which clearly if it goes the opposite means, the referee has to behave.

“However we respect what they’re making an attempt to do, we respect the sport, and we’ll go on the market and compete and do our greatest.

“That is Elland Highway, the final residence sport of the season for them, their final probability to help the workforce, so we anticipate a hostile, difficult and difficult atmosphere.”

Leeds are sitting beneath Burnley at common, having performed yet one more sport earlier than internet hosting Albion on Sunday after which touring to Brentford on the ultimate day.

Potter has warned his gamers of what awaits in West Yorkshire.

He stated: “It’s a must to make them conscious as a result of they’re simply going to return in and say, ‘What is going on on right here?’ You don’t need them to say.

“We anticipate hostile play, we anticipate aggression, we anticipate all of that as a result of the followers will attempt to assist them as a lot as they’ll.

“It is as much as us to attempt to change that narrative and make it harder for them. However it will likely be a take a look at and the children are wanting ahead to it.

“It is a good sport for us. If you would like it, we do not play in opposition to a workforce that has nothing to play. We’ve to ensure we go there and carry out properly.

“I’ve nice respect for Leeds United, what they’ve achieved just lately and their historical past basically.

However we will not give it some thought, we’ve got to concentrate on performing properly and attempt to get three factors.”

Mid desk Brighton are touring north with a 4-0 win over Manchester United final weekend.

Having completed the season at residence to West Ham, the Seagulls are already chasing the primary half of the Premier League by scoring membership file factors.

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