Chris Wood is back on Albion’s radar as they weigh up their striker options for January.
Boss Gus Poyet has refused to rule out a move for the Kiwi target man, who spearheads the Millwall attack against the Seagulls at The Amex tonight.
Wood has scored eight goals in 17 games on loan to Millwall from West Brom this season.
His loan ends on January 1 and Millwall have already tabled a £1 million plus bid to sign him permanently.
They face competition from Championship rivals Huddersfield and Leicester, while Albion could also enter the race.
Poyet believes Wood, 21, has improved since helping the Seagulls win League One two seasons ago with eight goals in 29 outings and is not surprised by his prolific stint with the Lions.
Poyet told The Argus: “We had him here when he was very young and we helped each other. He helped us a lot with his power and his goals. I think we did our job as well to put him in shape, because he was still growing up.
“I think he is a much better player now. He is mature, he has learnt a lot about the game in England. He is playing week in week out, so he’s much better. I’m not surprised at all.
“There has been plenty of talk and he is a player we know very well, which would make it very easy to make a decision one way or the other.
“At the moment he is with Millwall, so I don’t want to make a mess before the game just in case they take it the wrong way, so we’ll see.”
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