Chris Hughton has holes to fill in his Albion squad.

He needs a centre-half to replace departing captain Gordon Greer, central midfield cover and competition for Beram Kayal and Dale Stephens.

He has to replenish the strike force, with Bobby Zamora among the players released and James Wilson back at parent club Manchester United.

But he does not have to worry about the supply line to the front men from wide areas.

Hughton, when Albion return to action in July with a series of pre-season friendlies, will have at his disposal an array of wing options envied by Championship rivals.

His problem, if you can call it that, will be who to leave out.

An already healthy variety of choices will be further enlarged by the return of Solly March.

His recovery from long-term injury means at least one, if not two, players out of March, Anthony Knockaert, Jiri Skalak, Jamie Murphy and Kazenga LuaLua will not even make the matchday squad. Assuming, of course, they are all fit.

That is a dangerous assumption to make. Hughton will undoubtedly have cause to call upon all of them at one time or another during the gruelling Championship campaign.

March's return poses as many questions as answers. Will he recapture the form which earned him an England under-21s call-up and a place in Hughton's starting line-up for 14 of the opening 20 league games until rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at Derby in December?

Could he come back even stronger and better than before, having spent so much time during his rehabilitation in the gym working not just on the knee but other parts of his body?

And, if March plays, which of the other wingers will miss out?

March was in the form of his prospering career when his season was cut short in innocuous circumstances at the iPro Stadium.

He had completed a four-year leap from Lewes in the seventh tier to his debut for England under-21s at the Amex against Switzerland.

He had been shortlisted for the Championship player of the month award for November and had just scored twice in three games to help Albion to narrow home wins against MK Dons and Birmingham.

West Ham and Stoke were tracking his progress. There was also reoported interest from Southampton.

Albion's mid-season blip could be at least partly attributed to the loss of March.

They suffered their first defeat a week later against Middlesbrough and lost three of the next four games as well.

Dutchman Rajiv van La Parra was borrowed from Wolves, with LuaLua already sidelined since September.

It was only once Knockaert, then Skalak, were signed in January that Albion rediscovered the form which took them so close to promotion.

The Frenchman and the Czech Republic international heading to the Euros were Hughton's picks during the run-in.

They thankfully avoided the injury difficulties afflicting Hughton's other wide men, although he must have feared the worst when Knockaert was stretchered off with an ankle injury in the first leg of the play-offs at Sheffield Wednesday.

Knockaert made a miraculous recovery as Albion ran the Yorkshiremen ragged in the first half-hour of the return leg at the Amex three days later before running out of steam.

LuaLua was not so lucky. An explosive start to the season, including four goals in seven games, was halted abruptly by four months out with groin damage and the spark was missing once he returned.

Murphy is recuperating from minor hernia surgery this week. With the arrivals of Knockaert and Skalak, the Scotsman started only three of the last ten games after missing just two of the previous 25.

If Albion's wide men are all fit and firing by August, they will present Hughton with the type of selection headache all managers crave.