ALBION boss Graham Potter says Adam Webster has qualities that set him apart from other centre-halves.

Summer signing Webster made his debut for Seagulls in their 2-1 Carabao Cup second-round win against Bristol Rovers.

The former Bristol City defender was part of a back three alongside experienced internationals Leon Balogun and Gaetan Bong in Potter’s line-up and the boss liked what he saw.

Potter said: “He has got attributes that you don’t see in many centre-backs.

“He is comfortable on the ball, can build the play and can step in and take responsibility.

“We are looking forward to working with him.

“He has settled into the group really well and is a good boy, so we are delighted.”

Webster was happy to make his debut – and get a win after biding his time behind the regular Premier League trio of Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Dan Burn.

The 24-year-old said: “It is nice to play a game and get some minutes under my belt.

“I had a full pre-season, so I felt fit, but it is nice to get out there and get the first game out the way.”

Webster was pleased with the defensive display in a new-look line-up.

He said: “It worked really well for us. It was just a case of blocking out and stopping their threat. We played out from the back when we could and did that quite well.”

Albion travel to the Etihad on Saturday to take on champions Manchester City.

Webster said: “It will be a really tough test for us. It’s all about recovery now. We will dust ourselves down and go again at the weekend.”