Webster relishing Premier League chance
Adam Webster is delighted he has been handed a chance to impress in the top flight with Brighton.
Albion paid an initial fee of £20million, potentially rising to £22million, to snare Webster from Bristol City in the summer.
The 24-year-old began his career with Portsmouth in the Championship and also played in League One and League Two with Pompey.
Webster had a spell in non-league football on loan with Aldershot Town in the 2013/14 season and he accepts his path to becoming a Premier League player has been unorthodox – but he says he wouldn’t change a thing.
“I’ve experienced a lot in my time already,” he said, as reported by the Premier League website.
“Almost getting relegated from League Two to playing in the Conference as well and now in the Premier League, so it’s been brilliant for me and I wouldn’t change it.”
Webster has played the full 90 minutes in each of Brighton’s last five Premier League games and helped the Seagulls keep clean sheets against Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur.
Brighton sit 14th in the Premier League table with nine points from eight games so far and head to Aston Villa at the weekend as the top flight resumes after the international break.
Webster has been capped by England at youth level, managing six appearances for the Under 19s, and will hope he can catch Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate’s eye by impressing for Brighton, although there are plenty of players vying for the centre-half spots.
Webster benefited from Shane Duffy’s injury prior to the international break but the 27-year-old is now fit and the former Bristol City man could face a fight to keep hold of his starting spot in the weeks ahead.
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