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Brighton Boss Gives Tau Hope

Brighton & Hove Albion’s chief has made a bold prediction about Percy Tau’s future at the Premier League club.

Paul Barber, who explained why the South African has not seen as much game time as he wanted since returning from his loan spell at RSC Anderlecht, believes Tau has been a bit unlucky this campaign.

However, Barber feels that Tau’s time could come next season despite the former Mamelodi Sundowns winger facing tough competition in his position. 

“I think Percy has also been a little bit unlucky in the position he occupies. There have been other players who are more established at this level, who have been in good form and therefore have been ahead of him,” he told SussexLive.

“These things sometimes don’t always go according to the way supporters think they should or might and the player himself wants to get as many minutes on the pitch as he can.

“But ultimately Graham (Potter) can only play 11 given players at any time and this season Percy perhaps has not had as much football as he would have liked or others might have liked to see him.

“But time will come. When that time does come hopefully we will see more of Percy and things will go forward from there.”

Tau, who himself said he wants to fight for his place at Brighton next season, is currently in South Africa and will be part of Bafana Bafana’s friendly against Uganda.

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