Graham Potter has vowed to do the “the right thing” for Alexis Mac Allister as he decides when to hand him a debut.

Potter will make a call today on whether Mac Allister faces Sheffield United.

The Argentinian has been training with his new colleagues this week Potter has spoken glowingly about Mac Allister’s work so far which could suggest he will have a part to play tomorrow at Bramall Lane.

But the Seagulls’ head coach said: “I want to be sure I do the right thing for him, for the team, for the group “We have been happy. He is intelligent and he has got a desire to want to play football.

“So far he is fine, enjoying the rain! And he wants to be on the pitch playing football.

“I wouldn’t want to put pressure on him.

“He is a great addition for us and we need to give him chance to adapt to the league, to the country, the environment and everything. But, on a football pitch, he has got quality.”

Asked whether Mac Allister was straining at the leash to get involved in the Premier League, Potter said: “I think he is just happy to be here. He has made a big move, leaving a club like Boca.

“He has been good in training. He is an intelligent footballer, he plays in space well, plays one and two touches, likes to attack the box.

“He adds probably goals to the group as well.

“But, again, he has had quite a busy time and I don’t want to put too much on him when he has just come from South America.

“But so far we are really happy with him.”

Mac Allister is expected to play in behind the striker when he gets his chance.

Potter said: “He can play in the spaces behind the lines.

“He likes to attack the box from there.

“He is an intelligent footballer. He keeps it simple but at the same time he is quite effective with what he does.

“I am really looking forward to working with him.”