Robert Sanchez is ready to come bouncing back from his first red card.

The Albion goalkeeper is expected to return to the XI as they face Leeds tomorrow (5.30pm).

That is despite Jason Steele emerging with flying colours from his Premier League debut at Aston Villa.

Sanchez has had time on the training ground both with Albion and Spain since his dismissal against Newcastle.

Seagulls boss Graham Potter said: “He has reacted really well.

“It’s a football action that can happen so there’s no blame for Rob – no negativity for that.

“It’s part of his experience and development as a player so we’re all behind him and he will come back stronger for it.”

Sanchez recently turned 24 and has so far made 38 Prem appearances, the equivalent of one full season.

Potter said: “He’s quite a level-headed guy who keeps things in perspective.

“Obviously he’s lucky because Ben Roberts works really well with him and he’s got the support of his team and the support of everybody here.

“We know his quality. The sky’s the limit for him but he’s still a young goalkeeper and you can’t short-cut that process.


“That’s the reality of it, regardless of whatever he did.

“We also know Jason’s qualities. They are two different goalkeepers at two different stages of their careers, but they are both really important for us.”