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Brighton and Hove Albion boosted by the return of electric winger Tariq Lamptey

Brighton to finally be able to call on flying full-back Tariq Lamptey after months out injured

Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey will be ready for first team football after the international break having fully recovered from his hamstring injury.

The 20-year-old has not featured since the goalless draw against Fulham last December, and needed surgery on a troubling hamstring injury that has halted his flying start to life in the Premier League.

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Lamptey has featured 19 times for the club since joining from Chelsea in January 2020.

A source told NationalWorld the young star was ready to go for the Seagulls’ match against Brentford on September 11.

Tariq Lamptey of Brighton and Hove Albion receives medical treatment (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Five things about Tariq Lamptey at a glance

  • Lamptey was born in Hillingdon, west London, to Ghanaian parents. 
  • He is eligible to play for both England, the country of birth, and Ghana, the country where his parents come from. 
  • Lamptey made his Premier League debut for Chelsea against Arsenal on December 29, helping Frank Lampard’s side to a 2-1 victory. 
  • A month after his Chelsea debut, Lamptey joined Brighton on transfer deadline day 2020, signing a three-year-deal. 
  • He made his debut for the club in June 2020 against Leicester, the club’s first game after the resumption of the league that had been held up by Covid-19 
Tariq Lamptey of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal against Tottenham (Photo by John Walton -

What has been said recently

Albion boss Graham Potter recently said: "He’s good, he’s making some good progress and getting stronger day-by-day.

"He’s getting closer to full training, we’re probably looking at the international break to really step things up because he’s in a good place where he is at the moment, it’s been a long, frustrating time for him."

The England U-21 defender’s return to the squad will feel like a new signing to the Seagulls who have had an impressive start to the season, winning two of their first three league games.

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Graham Potter’s side lost 2-0 at home to Everton but will be favourites to return to winning ways when they take on Brentford away on September 11.

The Seagulls then take on Leicester in their subsequent league game before hosting Swansea at the Amex in the EFL Cup.