Brighton manager Graham Potter hints at Percy Tau FA Cup debut

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The Premier League side will face third-tier side Newport County at Rodney Parade where Tau is in line to make his debut for the English club.

It marks an incredible journey for the Bafana Bafana star who signed for the Seagulls from Mamelodi Sundowns in July 2018 but was unable to secure a work permit.

However, his experience in the UEFA Champions League with Club Brugge last season has reportedly swayed the decision in securing his paperwork which Brighton acted upon quickly by recalling him from his third loan spell.

"It was his first day today and it's exciting for all of us. He's been training and playing in Belgium. He's in the group for Sunday," he said in his pre-match press conference for the third round FA Cup tie.

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Benni McCarthy (AFC Ajax) - 1997/98 Eredivisie
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Jacob Lekgetho (Lokomotiv Moscow) - 2002 and 2004 Russian Premier League
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Sibusiso Zuma (FC Copenhagen) - 2002/03 and 2003/04 Danish SuperLiga titles
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Nasief Morris (Panathinaikos) - 2003/04 Greek Super League
Steven Pienaar (AFC Ajax) - 2001/02, 2003/04 Eredi
Steven Pienaar (AFC Ajax) - 2001/02, 2003/04 Eredivisie
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Quinton Fortune (Manchester United) - 2002/03 Premier League
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Benni McCarthy (FC Porto) - 2003/04, 2005/06 Primeira Liga
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Macbeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan) - 2008 and 2009 Russian Premier League
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Terror Fanteni (Maccabi Haifa) - 2008/09 Israeli Premier League
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Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa) - 2008/09 and 2010/11 Israeli Premier League
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Bernard Parker (FC Twente) - 2009/10 Eredivisie
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May Mahlangu (Helsingborgs IF) - 2011 Allsvenskan
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Tokelo Rantie (Malmo) 2013 Allsvenskan
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Dino Ndlovu (Qarabag FK) - 2016/17 and 2017/18 Azerbaijani Premier League
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Thulani Serero (AFC Ajax) - 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 Eredivisie

Potter further confirmed that the club's technical team monitored his progress with a keen eye during his time in Belgium as he now looks to impress at a higher level.

"We've closely monitored his performances in Belgium in the last three years," Potter told the club's official website.

"He's been playing at a really good level, particularly with Bruges and Anderlecht where he has been involved in the Champions League, and his next step is to show he is ready to make the transition into the Premier League.

"He brings some different attributes and qualities to the group and he wants to take the next step in his career. We’re looking forward to working with him."