Adam Webster has thrived since becoming the most expensive player in Brighton’s history and now the defender wants to help maintain the club’s impressive first half of the season, starting with the Friday Night Football clash against rivals Crystal Palace.
It is two and a half years since Webster swapped Bristol City for Brighton in a £20 million deal that saw the centre back, who grew up in nearby Chichester, make a return to the Sussex coast.
One phone call from recently appointed Brighton boss Graham Potter was all it took to convince Webster to make the move and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet after settling in seamlessly to life at the Amex.
And the manager’s style of play is one the ball-playing central defender is more than comfortable with.
“Obviously the gaffer likes us to bring the ball out from the back and start off attacks,”Webster told Sky Sports.
“But there are also times – depending on the opposition – where we take that out completely and do not give the opposition the chance to press us that high up the pitch and give them any sniffs, especially away from home, like the Everton game,” Webster told Sky Sports.
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“So it really is about adapting and taking each game as it comes.”