New Brighton striker Danny Welbeck is only expected to make the bench on Monday evening for the game against West Brom.
Welbeck signed for Brighton as a free agent after a season at Watford.
The former England striker – who has scored an impressive 16 goals in 42 games for his country – will be looking to get his career back on track on the south coast.
According to Brighton journalist Andy Naylor, the 29-year-old is still getting up to speed in training.
He hasn’t played since his last game for Watford in July when he scored against his former club Arsenal in the Premier League.
It’s 16th against 17th place on Monday evening as West Brom look to leapfrog Brighton and move away from the relegation zone.
Brighton have struggled to get any sort of consistency going this season, with just a win against Newcastle and a draw against Crystal Palace from their five games.
They’ve been scoring though. Neil Maupay has already got four goals, including a brace against Newcastle and he’ll be the player to watch on Monday.
Welbeck could be a real menace off the bench. The striker has had a torrid time since a serious injury but he’s a quality striker – his record for England proves that.
This game could come too soon for him, though, and he won’t be at 100%.
That’s a boost for West Brom, as is the fact that Lewis Dunk will be missing for the home side after getting sent off against Crystal Palace.
Karlan Grant will be looking to take advantage of his absence as he looks for his first goal for the Baggies.
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