Brighton and Hove Albion have suffered a lot of injuries in recent weeks, and manager Oscar Garcia has resorted to using many youngsters in the last few matches. To his delight, they have been performing extremely well and they have now earned the praise of their manager. Garcia has said that he is proud of how the youngster of the club have performed even under enormous pressure. Brighton did not have the best start to the season under the new management, but they have since recovered and have gone on an unbeaten run in the last five matches. This has seen them rise close to the top six of the table.
Rohan Ince and Jake Forster-Caskey have been two players who have been performing exceptionally well in this period. Ince is just 20 years old, while the latter is still in his teenage years. They managed a 3-1 win over Bolton during the weekend, which helped them move into the 10th place. Important players like Liam Bridcutt, Craig Mackail-Smith, and Andrea Orlandi are currently unavailable for selection. Garcia had no other option but to utilise the youngsters at the club. It will be interesting to see if they remain in the team even after the return of the first-team players.
“Our mental strength is a positive because when you have many injuries you have to be strong. All of the players worked very hard and I am very proud of them. We have played better this season, but it is tough to have three games in seven days in this division. We could not rotate the players because we do not have the fit options, and for that reason we had four young players on the bench,” said Garcia. Brighton will next be facing Ipswich town away from home in a very difficult match.