Albion have no plans to address their shortage of goals in the loan market.

But boss Sami Hyypia has hinted the situation could change if the strikers keep on misfiring.

The Seagulls’ shyness in front of goal is Hyypia’s biggest headache as he tries to guide his side into a more comfortable position in the Championship table.

Sam Baldock could return from a calf injury against Middlesbrough at the Amex on Saturday but Albion will still be without Craig Mackail-Smith (hamstring).

They have seven more league fixtures to improve on the tally of ten goals in the opening 11 matches before the loan window closes on November 27.

Hyypia told The Argus: “We are not particularly looking at something but, of course, we need goals. They have to come from somewhere.

“I hope our offensive players start to score goals and then we are okay. If not of course the pressure will be greater to get somebody on loan but at the moment we don’t have a target to go for.

“We’ll just wait. I’m quite confident that we have goalscorers in our team but they need to do the right things and they need to want to be in the box to score those goals when the balls are coming in.

“That’s one thing goalscorers always have, that they are in the right place at the right moment. They arrive into the box when the cross is going to come.

“We need to work on that and definitely this week we will do some finishing exercises.”

Baldock, sidelined for three games prior to the international break, resumed training with the rest of the squad yesterday after working on an individual recovery programme.

Mackail-Smith, hurt in the last home outing against Cardiff, will be absent for the second game in succession against Boro. He has yet to return to training and was also ill yesterday.

Albion’s allocation of 4,100 tickets for the Capital One Cup last 16 tie at Spurs on October 29 sold out yesterday morning.