Albion are interested in West Ham’s Stephen Henderson as they continue their hunt for a new No. 1.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international is on the Seagulls’ radar in their quest to replace the departed Tomasz Kuszczak.

Henderson still has a year left on a lucrative contract at West Ham United but may be prepared to accept a pay cut in search of regular first team football.

Albion could alternatively look to land the 26-year-old Dubliner on a long-term loan.

Henderson has already had seven loan spells during his career, including stints with Ipswich and Albion’s South Coast rivals Bournemouth last season.

He was due to be with the Cherries for three months but had to return to Upton Park after dislocating his shoulder in only his second appearance.

Henderson, nephew of former Albion No. 1 Wayne Henderson, began his career at Aston Villa.

The 6ft 2ins shot-stopper also had permanent spells with Bristol City and Portsmouth before signing two years ago for West Ham, where he has been limited to two League Cup outings. Albion’s search for a replacement for Kuszczak has been wide-ranging.

They are keen to take Stoke’s Jack Butland on loan and were interested in former Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood before he signed for Sheffield Wednesday.

The Seagulls’ trip to Bournemouth has been brought forward from Saturday November 1 to Friday October 31 (7.45pm) for live coverage on Sky Sports.