Graham Potter has revealed he thought Albion were going to make the breakthrough against Fulham.

The head coach made just one substitution as his side chased the game in their 0-0 draw at the Amex.

He opted not to throw on frontrunners Andi Zeqiri or Percy Tau and revealed Adam Lallana was not fit to play after illness.

Aaron Connolly also remained on the bench after limited training time.

Potter said: “I thought we were doing well in the game.

“While you’re doing well, you’re pushing, I didn’t want to upset the rhythm of the game.

“I thought we could get the goal.

“It always runs through your mind but the decision was just to keep the guys on who were doing well.”


With nine places on the bench, Potter included Lallana for his presence off the pitch.

He said: “We used him just to be around players and be in the group with a squad of 20.”

Potter said Albion’s players were frustrated at missing out on a win.

He added: “I think they also knew they played well in the game and were the better team.

“At the same time, Dunky has to make a block at the end which ensures us a point.

“We have to stick to the positives, the things we did well.

“I really liked the attitude, I really liked the effort of the players.

“I liked the quality at times. We created some really good chances.

“Won the ball back off them quite often and were the team, it felt to me, were pushing throughout the game.”