ALBION winger Solly March faces a race to be fit for Saturday’s clash against Bournemouth at the Amex.

March missed the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Manchester City at Wembley with a calf injury sustained at Chelsea three days earlier.

Manager Chris Hughton told The Argus: “He was not as close as we thought after Wednesday. It wasn’t bad, he certainly hasn’t pulled it. Even as regards us scanning it, it’s not really showing anything.

“So it’s really how quickly we can get him available. We’ll see how he goes, it would certainly be nice to have him available for Saturday.”

March, on target at Bournemouth last season, has been involved in 30 of Albion’s 31 Premier League games, starting 27 of them.

If he recovers he will be in contention for his first home start for nine weeks at the expense of Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

Pascal Gross is unlikely to be involved. The German midfielder has already missed 12 league games this season with ankle damage early on and a hamstring injury suffered at Leicester in February.

Hughton said: “We are hoping he is going to be training at some stage midweek, then we’ll see how we are with him.”

Albion have lost two of their last three home league games against Southampton and Burnley but are still five points clear of the relegation zone.

Hughton said: “There are two sides, making sure we make ourselves hard to beat but offensively showing enough to go and win games.

“It’s very difficult to be offensive but you want your future to be in your own hands as opposed to anyone else’s.”

Bournemouth, who will be seeking a second win in ten games, are without Charlie Daniels.

The long-serving left-back is out for up to six months following kneecap surgery, adding to the Cherries’ defensive problems.

Former Seagull Steve Cook is currently sidelined and Simon Francis has been ruled out for the rest of the season.