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Sports News of Wednesday, 22 September 2021


Tariq Lamptey's presence on Brighton bench excites fans

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Brighton fans were very happy to see their talented right-back Tariq Lamptey back in the team after a long injury layoff.

Lamptey was named in a matchday squad for the first time this season on Saturday as Brighton defeated Leicester City in the Premier League.

The former Chelsea man has not featured for Brighton since last December owing to injury problems.

His presence among the substitutes was a boost for fans, and when he ran out to warm up midway through the first half, it sparked rapturous applause from supporters in both the north and west stands.

In turn, that sparked a smile from Lamptey, who was then serenaded with a rendition of "There's only one Tariq Lamptey."

He may have been an unused substitute on the day, but his return to the matchday squad was another positive for the Seagulls.

The English-born Ghanaian could make his season debut against Swansea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.