Graham Potter has praised the efforts and attitude of his awayday supersub Alexis Mac Allister.

But he knows the Argentina international would prefer to be starting matches.

Mac Allister scored the winner after going on as substitute on the opening day at Burnley.

He made an impact again off the bench at Brentford on Saturday, playing a big part in Leandro Trossard’s late goal as Albion staged a big finish.

Mac Allister’s only Premier League goal last season was another precious late strike coming off the bench away from home as he secured a point at Crystal Palace.

Head coach Potter left him out of his XI in West London as one of three changes.

He said: “I have no doubts about Alexis’s character or his personality.

“He is desperate to help the team.

“Obviously, like anybody, he is disappointed to not play but he reacts in a really good way.

“He is a fantastic example of how to be professional and we can’t just have 11 players.

“We are going to needs subs, we are going to need people who can come off the bench and help.


“He contributed to the three points so fantastic for him – I’m really pleased.”

Mac Allister has started both the Seagulls’ home games so far this season and would love a repeat when Leicester visit the Amex on Sunday.

Potter will update later this week as to whether midfielders Pascal Gross and Enock Mwepu can come back into the reckoning against the Foxes after they were forced into self-isolation and missed the Brentford game.