South Africa's Percy Tau set for Brighton debut

South Africa's Percy Tau set for Brighton debut

Percy Tau is set to make his long-awaited debut at Brighton this weekend when his side takes on Newport in the FA Cup, says boss Graham Potter. 

Brighton boss Graham Potter feels Percy Tau can add a different dimension to his squad - and could hand the South Africa striker his long-awaited debut in Sunday's FA Cup third-round tie at Newport. Brighton announced the return of Tau from his Anderletch loan on Thursday evening. 

Following the end of the Brexit transition period with the European Union, Brighton has been able to receive a 'Governing Body Endorsement' from the Football Association, which is a new points-based system for non-English players, and secured a work permit for the South African.

Potter hopes the 26-year-old will now make the most of his opportunities ahead in England.

"It is exciting for him and it is exciting for us. Now we need to help him settle in," the Brighton boss said. "We want to help him take the next step in his career, that is the challenge for him.

"He has been training and playing in Belgium, so he is OK in terms of match speed and training time. It's just a case of him adapting to us. He will be involved in the group at the weekend."

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