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Aaron Connolly’s Brighton boost as Potter sings Chris Wilder praises ahead of Sheffield United clash

Ready to return: Aaron Connolly PICTURE: REX

BRIGHTON striker Aaron Connolly is fit to face Sheffield United at the Amex Stadium tomorrow.

The 19-year-old Republic of Ireland international has missed two matches, including Monday night’s 1-1 derby draw at Crystal Palace, after suffering a dead leg.

Midfielder Dale Stephens is also available after he sat out at Selhurst Park through suspension to hand boss Graham Potter a double boost.

‘Aaron Connolly should be ready for the weekend, he’s trained this week, Potter said. ‘We have no other problems from Monday and of course Dale Stephens is back too. It’s just Solly March and Jose Izquierdo out.’

Potter saw the high-flying Blades, who sit in seventh place in their first season back in the top flight, at first hand in the Championship last season while in charge of Swansea, and he says their success so far should come as no shock.

‘Chris Wilder has done a fantastic job and his side have been on a fantastic journey,’ added Potter.

‘They’re well organised and they have good quality. I’m not surprised at how well they’ve done after I saw them last year.’