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Brighton Boss Excited About Irish Teenager Evan Ferguson

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Graham Potter says that Evan Ferguson's intelligent play sometimes leads to forgetting that he is still just a teenager.

The forward, who joined Brighton from Bohs in January 2021, played a key part as his side defeated League One team Forest Green in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Just as his fellow former League of Ireland player Darragh Burns did for MK Dons on Tuesday, Ferguson scored one and set up another as Brighton won 3-0.

Evan Ferguson has 'got an exciting future'


In the 38th minute, a lovely touch from Ferguson sent Deniz Undav through on goal, and the German scored his first goal for Brighton. Colombian Steven Alzate made it 2-0 just before half-time.


Four minutes into injury time at the end of the game, Ferguson got his goal when he turned a low cross from Cameron Peupion to the net. It was a move which also involved fellow Irish player James Furlong.

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14 June 2022; Evan Ferguson of Republic of Ireland in action against Nicoló Rovella, left, and Caleb Okoli of Italy during the UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifying group F match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

READ HERE: "You Only Get These Talents Once Every 10 Years" - Evan Ferguson's Youth Coach On His Brilliance

"He is an intelligent player for someone so young,", Potter told Sussex Live, "you look at him and you have to remind yourself he is only 17, so he’s got an exciting future I think, he’s level-headed and a humble guy who again wants to just play football, wants to score goals, help the team, so he has got lots of nice attributes, good movement, intelligent, so we are happy with him.

"He is a 17-year-old so I want to be careful with him in terms of his development, but he is training with us every day and never looked out of place, the boys know his quality and attributes, so I wouldn’t want to rush him into anything but at the same time we really believe that he is going to have a really big future."


See Also: MK Dons Boss Hails 'Fearless' Darragh Burns After Upset Win

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