Potts joined PNE from Barnsley for a seven-figure fee on Thursday .
He can play in a variety of midfield roles and Neil was impressed with how the 24-year-old performed on the right for Barnsley this season.
Neil said: "We were looking at Brad last summer as a potential target.
"He has played tucked in on the right for Barnsley and that could suit us here - sometimes if you tuck a midfielder inside it can solidify you.
"Brad has got the legs for that area of the pitch, he can hit the box and get a goal.
"He can also play as a No.10 and will give is good competition for the midfield.
"He'll also give us something off the right hand side which we haven't got at the moment, he's a different type.
"Most of our midfielders would rather play centrally but Brad has scored seven goals for Barnsley playing off the right."