Sami Hyypia has spoken of his excitement about working on an attacking master plan with his new players.

Albion’s recently-appointed manager admits he is determined to improve a goals tally of 55 in the Championship last season.

But he says he will not work on any strategy until he gets a close look at the talent he has at his disposal when players report to their new training base later this month.

Hyypia is expected to stick with the 4-3-3 set-up used by the Seagulls in recent seasons and by Bayer Leverkusen under his command but said: “The striker doesn’t necessarily need to be a big guy, even though with Leverkusen and Brighton that is the case.

“The player above two attacking players can also be a smaller player with good movement, a player who can draw the centre-backs out with his movement.

“My default idea is still the same I had at Leverkusen but I need to see which system fits our player types in the best possible manner.”

He added: “There are coaches and managers who have one idea, no matter what type of squad they have.

“First I need to see our players and player types at training and decide if they will be suited to the football I have in mind.

“If they are not, I need to adapt and think about something else or we can enter the transfer market and look for solutions from there. It is quite interesting to see what we find."