LIAM ROSENIOR has tipped Fikayo Tomori for a bright future after the teenager’s promising full league debut for Albion was marred by giving away a late penalty at Leeds.
The 19-year-old, on loan from Chelsea deputised effectively at right-back for injured skipper Bruno until bringing down substitute Souleymane Doukara.
Chris Wood slotted the spot-kick, his 27th goal of the season, after heading Leeds in front to confirm the Seagulls’ defeat at Elland Road.
Left-back Rosenior said of Tomori: “He was outstanding. It will make him a better player. He showed the potential he has. As an athlete he’s fantastic, quick, defends well.
“It’s rare for a young player to be able to defend so well. He’s got all the tools to go to the very top.
“With the penalty, these things happen. I’ve scored own goals, given away penalties.
“This is part of the learning curve. We’re delighted to have him here, because he’s a top talent and he’ll be a better player for that experience.”
Tomori now heads off to France with England under-20s for friendlies against Portugal on Thursday, the host nation on Saturday and Senegal on March 28.