Graham Potter is confident his Brighton side will hit the ground running when the Premier League gets back underway.

The Seagulls gaffer claims that the standard of training has never been higher in his year at the club.

The top flight has been suspended since March 9, casting big question marks over how players will cope with an unexpected mid-season break when fixtures resume later this month.

Potter’s side were on a 10-game winless run when the coronavirus crisis halted proceedings, leaving them just two points above the relegation zone with nine games to play.

But, since full contact training has been back on the agenda, he has seen plenty of reason for optimism.

“The players have adapted really well and come back in good spirits – they’re focused and positive. The boys came back in a really good way and it’s been the best two or three weeks training since I’ve been at the club,” he said.

“The performance, the attitude, the quality has all been really high. We’ve had a long period out and it’s not been nice to go through, because people have been losing their lives, which puts things in perspective.

Brighton begin their run-in with a home match against Arsenal and have four more games on their own patch as they look to guarantee their survival.

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