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Brighton star Adam Webster opens up on his doubts and confidence issues during rollercoaster journey

Now he has proven his Premier League quality, is being hailed as one of the division's standout defenders and tipped for England call-up, Adam Webster can find some humour when looking back on the days when he was battling confidence issues and things were not going quite as well.

'I remember once when I wasn't even playing [in a game],' he began, a smile at the memory emerging first which eventually developed into full on laughter.

'I was on the bench and we [Portsmouth] lost 1-0 away at Leyton Orient and one of the other young lads, who was a year above me, tried to play a pass back to the keeper.