Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma can benefit from the first start

Albion are hoping for more excitement in Kaoru Mitoma’s Premier League – helped by a midweek trip to Gloucestershire.

The Japan international made his debut for the Seagulls in a 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Forest Green.

Mitoma made an impressive entry as a sub in the last league game at home against Newcastle.

His growing fanbase amidst Albion support is hoping to see more when Leeds visit tomorrow (3pm).

Head coach Graham Potter said: “I think he will improve.

“This is his first start in a long time, so it’s not easy.

“The game is a bit different, the closeness of the crowd, the pace of the game, so I think he just benefited from starting a football game and we’re really excited with him.

“We’ve already seen the impact he can have with us in the Premier League and he just keeps getting better.”

Potter could name the same initial XI for a fourth straight league game while Albion look to end Leeds’ unbeaten start to the campaign.

The Seagulls were among the Premier League sides to make 11 changes to their starting line-up in the midweek Carabao Cup clashes.

Regular Prem substitutes Enock Mwepu and Neal Maupay were also kept at home, while Tariq Lamptey and Levi Colwill were among those who enjoyed significant playing time.

Her reward for a second round win was a trip to Arsenal in the next leg in early November. Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma can benefit from the first start

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