Boss Graham Potter believes Leandro Trossard will bring something different to Albion as he plots further new signings.

Trossard has become the fifth winger in the new head coach’s Premier League squad following his move from Belgian club Genk.

Potter already has Anthony Knockaert, Solly March, Anthony Jahanbakhsh and the currently injured Jose Izquierdo.

“Leo, I suppose is classed as a wide player but he’s a different type of wide man, not something that we’ve got already,” Potter told The Argus.

“He can play wide but is probably better coming in off the wide and combining and being a technical link-up player, looking at overloads from central positions as well.

“When you look at the make-up of our group we probably haven’t got that type of player.

“He’s had success in Belgium and now the challenge for us is to help him adapt to life in the Premier League.”

Trossard, 24, and Albion’s other new face so far, 22-year-old central defender Matt Clarke from Portsmouth, both captained their former clubs at a young age.

“They are two guys that are at really exciting times in their careers,” Potter said.

“Matt has played a really big role with the demands of a big club in League One, trying to get out of the league.

“He’s been their captain, so from a personality perspective he’s played a huge role there considering his age.

“He’s coming with a challenge to take the next step.

“We want to try to help him with that in an area where we’ve got a lot of competition anyway.

“But nevertheless we are really looking forward to working with him.”

Albion have just over six weeks to boost the strike force and other areas until the transfer window shuts on August 8, 48 hours before the opening game at Watford.

Potter said: “I wouldn’t want to put any numbers on it. The key for us is to assess the group that we’ve got, take in as much information as we can, and everybody’s job up until that window closes is to try to work towards how we can potentially improve the group.

“It’s not as simple as just signing a player. It’s got to be the right one that fits with us. We are in that process now of making sure we’ve got a good understanding of what we’ve got already but, of course, we’ll try to improve as well.