Graham Potter's first Albion summer transfer window will be “evolutionary not revolutionary”.

That is the message from Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber as the new head coach settles in after succeeding Chris Hughton.

Albion fans are awaiting news of transfer activity and Barber revealed the club are bedding Potter and his backroom team in as quickly as possible as he prepares for his debut Premier League campaign.

Barber said “wholesale” squad changes are not on the cards but the process of identifying targets will follow a familiar pattern.

He told The Argus: “The process for player recruitment will essentially be the same with the added dynamic of Kyle Macaulay joining our as assistant head of recruitment. With every new coach that comes in they have slightly different ideas on the types of players they want for the way they want to play.

“We see things, as always, as being more of an evolution than a revolution.

“It is going to be very difficult to make wholesale changes to a squad in one transfer window and Graham is very, very aware of that and we’re very realistic about what is possible in one transfer window.

“If there are to be changes, it will be evolutionary not revolutionary.”

Potter said he would take a short break when he was unveiled 12 days ago but deputy chairman Barber revealed the 44-year-old was now getting up to speed.

Barber said: “He’s had a few days with his family and has been looking around the area.

“He has been in to the training ground, attended meetings, taken part in calls and been looking at players.

“He is, obviously, assessing our squad, talking to Dan Ashworth (technical director) and basically getting to know the club.”

Barber added: “Likewise, his backroom staff have been back and forth and brought their families down.

“Kyle Macaulay (assistant head of recruitment) will be coming down (today) with his partner, so it is just a question of using the time we have here in the early part of the summer to get the new coaching staff and Kyle as settled as possible.

“It’s also for Graham to get to know our squad as quickly as possible and then input into our recruitment plans as well as that is vitally important.

“We had ideas before Graham came and we’re looking now to verify those ideas with him and how he wants to play and the players he thinks he will need.”