Brighton Could Be Without Solly March for the Rest of the Season
March Was Reportedly in Contract Talks With the Seagulls
March hobbled off midway through the second half during the recent victory against Liverpool, after assisting the cross for Brighton’s goal.
Graham Potter admitted that it didn’t bode well for the Englishman, who has played all but one match for Brighton this season.
He said: “It doesn’t look so good. That is the down bit of the night,”
It was rumoured that March had begun discussions over a new contract with the side from East Sussex.
The 26-year-old’s current deal will expire at the end of the 2021/22 season.
March a Premier League Stalwart for Brighton
Playing for Brighton runs in the March family, with Solly’s father, Steve, having played at an apprentice level for the club in the 1980s.
Having made his way through the academy system, March has spent his entire professional career at Brighton, amassing 186 appearances in ten years with the Seagulls.
March starred in Brighton’s 2016/17 Championship promotion-winning campaign, scoring three goals and assisting a further three.
Having suffered a cruciate ligament injury in 2015, the at the time England U21 international was sidelined for the best part of a year and Potter will be hoping March’s latest injury isn’t as severe.
Brighton Turn Tide After Poor Start
After a stumbling start to the season, Brighton have turned a corner in recent weeks and have a comfortable ten-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone.
Unbeaten in four league matches, the triumph at Anfield was their second upset in a week, after toppling Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur four days prior.
Brighton’s pre-Christmas performances may have warranted a better points return, but in-form and reaping the rewards, Potter has turned a tide for the seaside club.
With four of their next seven matches against teams in the bottom half, Brighton will have an opportunity to consolidate their Premier League status.
If the Seagulls are to survive for a fourth consecutive season, they’ll have to do it without injury-stricken Solly March.