BOSS Chris Hughton believes Solly March’s withdrawal from Euros duty with England under-21s could be a blessing in disguise for Albion.

The winger pulled out of Aidy Boothroyd’s squad for the finals in Poland because of a heel injury suffered towards the end of the season with the Seagulls.

March returned last November from 11 months out with knee damage.

Hughton told The Argus: “He would have been nice and fresh for the under-21s, but I would like to think we can benefit from it.

“Any involvement in the under-21s would have hugely disrupted his pre-season.

“At least now he will be back with us on the first day and can get a really good pre-season under his belt, which has been difficult for him in the past.”

Hughton thinks March, 23 next month, is equipped to shine in the Premier League.

He said: “The one thing about Solly is he is different to what we’ve got. He does have a particular talent, not just for Brighton but full stop.

“We have got to get him to a level of consistency and fitness where he is able to produce his best more often. Over the last couple of seasons that has been interrupted, but we saw this season the type of talent he has and that can be produced at any level.”

Boothroyd’s squad, including Albion target Tammy Abraham, travel to their base in Kielce this week in preparation for their first match on Friday against Sweden.

The Seagulls are hoping for an answer sooner rather than later on whether Chelsea striker Abraham will be joining them or Newcastle.

The Albion players report back from their summer break at the end of the month.