Graham Potter is "really happy" with the decision he made to become Albion's new head coach.

Potter was named as Chris Hughton's successor six weeks ago after spells with Swedish club Ostersund and Swansea.

He met the players for the first time today as they reported back to the Lancing training complex after the summer break.

The Argus: Potter told The Argus: "It's been really good, really positive, as you can imagine challenging as well because you've just come from a full season in the Championship and there's a big decision-making process, family move and all the rest of it, but I'm really happy with the decision I've made.

"It's a fantastic football club, great people here and it's really exciting.

"You have just got to quickly get in as much information as you can. The most important information we haven't been able to get, because the lads have been on holiday, but now everybody's in today, the first day of testing.

"It's nice to see everybody. I've been meeting the guys individually, the ones that have been around, just some informal chats.

"They all seem really positive and want to carry on the good work that's been here already. I can't wait to get started.

"We've got two days of testing, which is always the highlight of the year for the guys!

"And then Monday we start, so it's a nice introduction and a full week until going to Austria."

The Argus:

Potter will not have a full squad to work with for a while. Gaetan Bong and Leon Balogun are playing in the Africa Cup of Nations, along with loaned-out Percy Tau.

Jose Izquierdo and Yves Bissouma are injured, while Shane Duffy and Davy Propper have been granted extra time off after their seasons were extended by international duty with the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands respectively.