Graham Potter has heaped praise on young Brighton defender Ben White, who is currently on loan at Championship side Leeds.
White is performing well for the Elland Road club and has played every single minute of Leeds' Championship campaign so far, tasked with filling the shoes of Pontus Jansson.
Leeds currently have the best defensive record in the division, having conceded only nine times in 16 games. Marcelo Bielsa's side sit third in the Championship – only two points off West Brom in top spot.
A lot of this has to be attributed to the centre-back partnership of White and Liam Cooper and, speaking to Brighton's official website, Potter heaped praise on the 22-year-old defender.
Have done six Leeds games so far this season and have never given Ben White a mark below seven. Was hard to think that they would find an upgrade on Jansson, but they have done. #lufc— leon wobschall (@LeonWobYP) 10 November 2019
Ben White vs. Blackburn:— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) 9 November 2019
79.7% pass acc.
47/59 successful passes
9 ball recoveries
3 aerial duels won
3 interceptions (joint-most)
Yet another stellar display from the 22-year-old centre-back. Come to expect nothing less from him. pic.twitter.com/fvsN4mXdQW
“He was a player that was really after first-team football and he’s got that opportunity there," Potter continued.
White will be essential to Leeds if they are to return to the Premier League after 15 years away from the top flight. However, he may be playing for his future at the Seagulls, who spent big money on their defence with the £20m acquisition of Bristol City's Adam Webster over the summer.