Chris Hughton expects to see Davy Propper on the scoresheet more often after he at last opened his Albion account.

Propper produced an assured finish to give his side renewed hope in their 2-1 defeat at Leicester City.

Hughton believes the switch to a 4-3-3 formation in mid-season has opened up more chances for Propper to get forward.

And he says the Dutch international is good enough to cash in.

The Albion boss told The Argus: “It is probably about time for somebody as gifted as Davy is and who gets in those positions.

“The 4-3-3 allows him to get in areas higher up the pitch and break into the box.

“Hopefully that will be one of a few he can contribute to the team.

“He is an excellent player. He has got really good ability.

“Probably one area where he can improve and give us more is his contribution with goals.”

Propper’s goal was his first since netting for the Netherlands in Belarus almost 17 months ago.

He hit the bar in the recent defeat at Fulham before getting off the mark at the King Power Stadium on his 58th Premier League start.

Propper scored 16 goals in 66 Eredivisie starts for his previous club PSV.