Tariq Lamptey has been told his best is yet to come.

But Albion will carefully measure his minutes as they tackle three games in eight days.

The Seagulls host Leeds United in the Premier League today (5.30pm, Sky Sports).

They go to West Ham on Wednesday for the December midweek round which spelt the end of Lamptey’s season a year ago.

Then comes a trip to Southampton next Saturday.

Lamptey has returned from long-term injury in recent weeks.

Albion head coach Graham Potter said: “I’m really impressed with him.

“He has had a long injury out so it’s not the easiest to get up to speed in the Premier League.

“Ideally you would want to have some build-up in a different environment.

“We have had that a little bit but, because we are in the middle of a season, we have had to manage his minutes, which I think we have done quite well.

“As a result of that, he will get better and better.

“I don’t think he’s at his maximum now.

“He’s a young player anyway so has a lot to do, a lot to improve, a lot to learn.

“But the things we like about Tariq, his desire, his ability to take on information, to improve is there.

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“We have to keep helping and supporting him because he’ll get better with time and more games under his belt.”

Asked whether Lamptey is currently able to play three games in eight days, Potter told The Argus: “That’s is something we will see. I think that depends on the games.

“Instinctively it would be stretching it but we will have to see how the games are and how he is and how he functions in the games.”