ALBION are keeping close tabs on Davy Propper after their midfielder suffered a minor injury setback.

But the Seagulls are confident their influential midfielder will be delivered back to them fit for Premier League action.

Propper sat out Holland’s friendly with Scotland at Pittodrie last night due to an ankle issue which is being described as minor.

He was ruled out after training on Wednesday night but remained with the squad with a view to playing against Romania next week.

The Argus understands Albion have been in constant dialogue with the KNVB, the Netherlands’ governing body.

They are believed to be delighted with the way the Dutch are managing Propper’s situation.

The former PSV man has done gym work after reporting a problem the Dutch believe could be linked to his busy schedule in the Premier League.

He has played all 990 minutes of the campaign so far and, with colleagues Pascal Gross and Dale Stephens, is among the players who have covered most distance this season.

Propper is already steeling himself for his first Christmas playing in England.

But he is fully aware of what lies in store.

He said: “I’ve been there as a spectator several times and Tim Krul told me all about it.

“It’s important to be comfortable with your amount of rest.”

Meanwhile Albion goalkeeper Mathew Ryan is preparing for one of the biggest games of his career as he plays for Australia in Honduras in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off (10.30pm GMT).