Albion boss Chris Hughton has backed plans to bring the Premier League transfer window forward to the eve of the season.

Premier League clubs have agreed to close the summer transfer window the day before the start of the 2018-19 season.

This means clubs will not be allowed to register any new players after 5pm on the Thursday before the season-opener.

The vote at a meeting of top-flight clubs today, which was not unanimous, followed weeks of debate about the uncertainty caused to managers and players by three weeks of transfer activity and speculation at the start of a new campaign.

Asked today whether he would welcome such a move, Hughton replied: “Yes, and I think most managers would say the same.

“You have a hectic enough time as it is preparing for the season.

“It would make it uncomfortable going into the first week but most of us would prefer to have it then than what we have now, going into the early weeks of the season.”