Marc Cucurealla is up to speed with his new Albion team-mates as he eyes a Premier League debut.

The deadline-beating arrival from Getafe could feature for the Seagulls at Brentford today (3pm).

He has impressed Graham Potter with his work on the pitch and his linguistic skills.

Albion’s head coach told The Argus: “I think we have got a first impression of his personality and his character. I think he is a solid guy.

“His English has sped up really fast. It’s really impressive how he has dealt with that.

“And then you see his quality in training.”

Left wing-back appears the obvious role for Cucurella in the current Albion set-up.

But Potter said: “I think he can play as a left wing-back, as a left-back, he can be play as wide left.

“Him and Solly (March) can play down one side for example.

“Or Solly can play on the right. There are lots of options.

“Sometimes last year, when Solly was away, we missed that left-footed balance, especially from an offensive perspective, although Dan (Burn) did really well but is a different type of player.

“He (Cucarella) gives us some options. He’s a really intelligent player and makes good decisions and understands the game well so we are really delighted to have him.”

Burn has enjoyed several outings as left wing-back in the last two seasons.

But he is currently out of the reckoning after suffering a knee injury in the pre-season friendly at Luton.


A decision was due on March (hamstring) after training yesterday but he could play some part today.

Cucurella has not played 90 minutes since the Olympic final with Spain on August 7.

Brentford signed free agent Mathias Jorgensen, also known as Zanka, on Thursday.

But the veteran defender, part of the Huddersfield squad who battled Albion for Prem survival, could have to wait for his debut as the one-year deal is subject to a work permit and international clearance.