Brighton boss Graham Potter feels there is plenty more to come from Galway teenager Aaron Connolly as he prepares for another taste of first-team action in the Carabao Cup.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international impressed as a second-half substitute against Newcastle on Saturday, seeing a goalbound effort acrobatically cleared off the line by Fabian Schar.

The 19-year-old is expected to get another chance to showcase his potential in Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie at home to Aston Villa.

Potter believes Connolly, who scored his first senior goal in the last round against Bristol Rovers, has all the required talents to make an impact.

"He has been with us since the start (of the season) and trains every day with the group," the Brighton boss said.

"Aaron feels comfortable with the boys - you can see his qualities, he wants to run and score goals.

"But he is a young player and we are just making sure he has the right pathway to the team and help him to improve every day.

"He is at that stage of his career where he just needs to focus on his football and try to improve, to understand the opportunity he has got.

"We are happy to have him with us, but at the same time we all know he needs time to improve."

Connolly's international team-mate Troy Parrott could also feature for Tottenham away to Colchester tonight while Caoimhin Kelleher might be in line for his senior debut for Liverpool tomorrow when they travel to MK Dons.

Cork native Kelleher has been sub-keeper for the European champions over the last number of weeks as Adrian fills in for injured first-choice Alisson Becker.