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Graham Potter: 'Brighton must adapt to Percy Tau absence'

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Percy Tau (Getty Images)
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Brighton boss Graham Potter says the club will 'adapt' to being without star Bafana Bafana man Percy Tau for the next two weeks.

Tau is in quarantine following his recent travels to South Africa and Sudan for Bafana Bafana's unsuccessful attempt at qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns attacker was named Man of the Match for his performance, and goal in the 1-1 draw with Ghana in the first of two matches, while he was withdrawn in the second-half of the 2-0 defeat to Sudan.

Brighton play Manchester United on Sunday and Everton next Monday, with Tau expected to return for the Chelsea tie on 20 April.

Potter said on the club's Twitter account: "He was very keen to go and it was important opportunity for him. He felt it was important for him to get some game time.

"When we weighed it up we knew the negative of the quarantine but at the same time we have helped him to play for his country.

"He's a fit lad and we can help him while he is quarantining. We just have to adapt to not having him for ten days."

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