WILL WELBECK EARN NEW BRIGHTON DEAL
Brighton and Hove Albion were in serious danger of being sucked deep into the Premier League relegation fight with the likes of Fulham and Newcastle United some weeks ago but those relegation worries have eased a bit with two straight wins.
Before the two victories, Brighton were out of the relegation zone on goal difference. As things stand on the log, the Seagulls are six points clear of the relegation zone after those two wins brought six valuable points and they are now looking upwards rather than downwards as far as the Premier League table is concerned.
England striker Danny Welbeck has been instrumental to the recent league wins earned against Southampton and the aformentioned Newcastle United. The 30-year-old started both games as he was able to start two successive games for the first time since November. He got injured in December and didn't return to action until last month shortly after recovering from the knee injury that sidelined him for weeks. Danny Welbeck coped the injury during the 2-2 draw with hosts West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Danny Welbeck has made his mark for his team upon reaching full fitness after his latest injury. The injury-prone striker had scored two goals in the league all season until the recent matches with Southampton and Newcastle United. His future with the Seagulls is still unclear after he signed a one-year deal upon joining them in October but his performances in the Newcastle United and Southampton games would have boosted his chances of earning a new deal at the club.
He provided the assist for the winning goal scored by Leandro Trossard as Brighton beat hosts Southampton 2-1 before he scored the second goal in the crucial 3-0 win at home to Newcastle United. Belgian international Trossard and Frenchman Neal Maupay scored the other goals for the Seagulls against the Magpies. In just two games, Danny Welbeck took his tally from two league goals to three goals and an assist. He would be hoping to continue his into the final two months of this Premier League campaign. For now, his Brighton team is in a good position to avoid dropping into the English Championship when the league season ends in April.