Solly March is set for his first start at the Amex for over a year at QPR – and that has Albion team-mate Steve Sidwell drooling.

Sidwell was replaced by Oliver Norwood at the same time as March came on for Jiri Skalak at Birmingham last Saturday.

March sparkled on the left-wing, inspiring the Seagulls’ recovery from 1-0 down to win 2-1.

He is now poised for his first home start since the 3-2 victory against Charlton early last December, which was followed by cruciate knee ligament damage in the next match at Derby.

Sidwell said: “I’m really looking forward to it. I’d heard massive things before I came, had never seen him live, only snippets on Sky.

“When the boys were saying ‘Listen, this kid is on fire, when he comes back he is going to be brilliant’, I just couldn’t see it in him.

“People were saying he just flies, glides past people.

“All of last season I was really looking forward to seeing him back on the pitch and he has not disappointed.

“It was quite a bad injury that he had and, fair play to him, he has worked really hard.

“He has got so much ability and talent, as it proved at Birmingham.

“He is getting fitter and stronger every day, sharper.

“It’s just going to be a matter of games now, but what a threat to have on the wing.

“That was just probably a snippet (at Birmingham).

“Once he really gets going and his confidence is high and he gets a good run of games, I wouldn’t want to be a full-back facing him, that’s for sure, not at 24 yet alone 34.”