GRAHAM POTTER has praised Dan Burn’s professionalism as an example to all players.

The towering centre-half has played every minute of Albion’s Premier League campaign so far.

He kept his place in the central defensive triumvirate in the Seagulls’ last game before the international break at Manchester City when Shane Duffy was dropped to the bench for the inclusion of summer signing Adam Webster.

Burn impressed despite the 4-0 loss at the Etihad.

And a viral video clip of him pulling a ball out of the air and turning away from Sergio Aguero before receiving a high five from the impressed City striker has boosted his profile even higher.

Burn has had to wait for his chance to prove his worth at Albion.


He was loaned straight back to Wigan to recover from injury and play in the Championship when he signed in summer 2018, and was limited to three FA Cup outings under ex-boss Chris Hughton after he returned in January.

Potter’s three-man backline has worked in Burn’s favour and it was Webster who initially missed out before a solid Carabao Cup debut paved the way for his first Prem run at City.

Asked whether Burn’s patience was a good example for Webster during his wait, Albion boss Potter stressed his qualities are there for all to see.

Potter said: “I think Dan Burn is an example to anyone to be honest.

“He is one of those guys who does his best and literally does everything that is asked of him.

“He does everything to his maximum every single day, and regardless of whether he is disappointed or not, he is a top professional.

“It is nice when players like that get their rewards – and he deserves it.”

Albion midfielder Davy Propper played the entire game as the Netherlands romped to a 4-0 win against hosts Estonia last night.