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Brighton boss Potter eager to keep hold of Welbeck

Brighton boss Graham Potter insists he wants to keep hold of Danny Welbeck.

Welbeck has grown into an influential player for the Seagulls since arriving as a free agent in October but is out of contract in the summer.

The 30-year-old helped put Albion on the brink of Premier League safety with a fine individual effort to seal last weekend's 2-0 win over Leeds.

Head coach Potter likened Welbeck's enthusiasm to that of an “18-year-old" ahead of Sunday's trip to Wolves and is eager to prolong their working relationship.

“On the pitch he's got actions that are high-end Premier League level," said Potter.

“The goal that he scored against Leeds, we see pretty regularly in terms of how he can finish and his quality to affect the final third.

“He's in a really good moment. He's enjoying his football and in training he looks like he's an 18-year-old, just influencing the game, influencing training, enjoying himself, I think that's the most important thing.

“We will sit down at the end of the season and try and find the right solution but for me as a head coach, it's about him enjoying his football, does he feel comfortable here?

“Does he enjoy it? Are we getting the best out of him?

“If the answer is yes, then there's a good chance in the summer we can find the right solution."

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