Potts didn't start the season out of the team - he started in the opening game at Millwall in along with Barkhuizen he was utterly ineffective and like Barkhuizen was substituted. Since then Barkhuizen has pretty well got his act together but Potts has not. Why that is so is another matter. I suspect that right at the start of the season Potts was not fully fit and that he got frustrated which aggravated the situation. But the fact is that even with his fitness recovered Potts has not really looked like he wants to stake a claim for a starting place - the bottom line is probably that he just lacks force of character. The fact that he is not even in the matchday squad at the moment shows that something is amiss somewhere. The apposite comparison is with Harrop who after really lengthy enforced lay-off has really made a case for himself.Potts may come back into contention for the games at West Brom and Fulham. Neil seems to like what he offers in the big games.
He hasn't got going really this season but the team has been very consistent since the start of the season so it's been hard for anyone who started the season out of the team to really get a look in and a proper run of games.