Paul Jones has joined the race to succeed John Keeley as Albion's new goalkeeping guru.

The former Welsh international No. 1 has spoken with the Seagulls about the coaching post vacated by Keeley last month.

Jones, 40, was released by Queens Park Rangers at the end of the season after playing for them in the Championship until October.

The Bognor-based custodian also played for Southampton and Wolves, served Liverpool and Watford on loan and was capped 44 times by Wales.

Jones has recently been helping to coach his country's young goalkeeping prospects.

He faces competition for the Albion job from Sompting-based former MK Dons manager Stuart Murdoch, who has also been interviewed.

Keeley quit to become Portsmouth's Academy goalkeeping coach from July.

Meanwhile, Albion are backing a Football League bid to close an administration loophole exploited by Leeds and Boston near the end of the season.

Leeds went into administration 48 hours before their final Championship fixture, with relegation already assured barring a mathematical miracle.

A ten-point deduction was imposed straight away, confirming their relegation rather than kicking off next season against the Seagulls and other League One clubs with a ten-point deficit.

Boston, managed at the time by new Crawley boss Steve Evans, left it even later, going into administration during their last match at Wrexham once relegation from League Two to the Nationwide Conference was inevitable.

Now clubs are being asked at the League's AGM in Portugal on Thursday and Friday to vote for a cut-off date, after which the 'Sporting Sanction' for subsequent administration and relegation will be deferred until the following season.

Martin Perry, Albion's chief executive, said: "To reach a point where you know you are going to be relegated and take the hit then is wrong, so we will be supporting the amendment.

"The whole point of the Sporting Sanctions legislation was for everyone to operate on a level playing field. In the case of Leeds they exploited that."