Graham Potter is expecting a "strong" challenge from Newcastle United this Sunday.

The Magpies' first home Premier League encounter sees Brighton & Hove Albion arrive on Tyneside just a couple of months after the dire stalemate between the sides on the South Coast.

Back then the point secured by Potter's men clinched top-flight status for the Seagulls after Newcastle wasted chances to finish their away day programme with a win.

Looking ahead to the trip to the North East, Potter said: "We have been doing well, but this is a new season and we have to go again. Newcastle will be difficult, they have done well and won a couple of games.

"Newcastle will be strong. They were worthy winners at West Ham and they will be a tough test for us.

"Impressive, the business they have done.

"They have added to the squad and they will be really strong.

"They have players like Andy Carroll and Jonjo Shelvey who have been there a while, and they have added quality to it too.

"Everyone knows what Andy Carroll brings to the team and physically he is very strong, and aerially he is strong.

"Him and Wilson will be a strong partnership.

"They have Allan Saint-Maximin who can provide from the wide areas too."

Brighton could hand summer signing Adam Lallana another slice of action after he made his debut against Chelsea earlier this week but limped off injured.

When asked about the chances of the former Liverpool man featuring at St James' Park, Potter said: "He will join the group for training today.

"The initial thoughts were that it wasn't too bad, and we are delighted to have him.

"We have to try and help him to get on the pitch as much as possible, but we will make the decision late on. He has got a chance though, yes."

Another player nursing a knock ahead of the clash at St James' is ex-Leeds man Ben White.

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Potter said: "I think he will take part in the training today. He has got a chance for Newcastle, but it is a bit early to say for definite."

The Sky cameras will turn up on Sunday despite two stinkers between the sides last term with 180 minutes of sterile football on offer.

Even Potter confessed: "It wasn't very eventful last time out, it wasn't a classic.

"It was one to forget, I would say.

"I would hope it will be a better game, and I hope it will be."