Sam Adekugbe wants to turn his Championship debut into something more lasting with Albion.

The Canada international left-back has set his sights on a more permanent deal when his loan from Vancouver Whitecaps expires at the end of the season.

Adekugbe, who turned 22 on Monday, could make his home league debut against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow if Gaetan Bong and Sebastian Pocognoli are still ruled out.

He told The Argus: “I think everyone knows that I want to play in England.

“I’ve said before that England is football, football is England.

“I wouldn’t lie and say I wouldn’t want to be here.

“I don’t want to disrespect my club back in Vancouver but everyone knows my ambitions and that is to be in England.”

Adekugbe, pictured, has been a regular for Simon Rusk’s under-23s this season but was not in the squad for the postponed Sussex Senior Cup at Pagham last night.

That could suggest he will be needed at the Amex tomorrow.

He added: “I’m still playing in the under-23s, which is a new league to me, as well as the Championship, the FA Cup and EFL Cup and I need to take everything as it comes.”