Boss Graham Potter expects Glenn Murray to be a key figure for Albion again in the Premier League.

Murray fired the Seagulls to survival in successive seasons under Chris Hughton.

He finished top scorer on both occasions, with an overall total of 25 goals.

Murray will be 36 in September, but Potter has predicted the veteran marksman will remain a major influence, on and off the pitch.

“He will be,” the new head coach told The Argus. “I’ve had a good chat with him.

“What he has done for the club over the last few years has been great. His goal scoring last year was particularly impressive.

“I think as a character, as a person, his know-how, his experience, he is at a stage of his career where you want those kind of people around.

“They can help the group, they can help the team.

“So I’m looking forward to working with him.

“I’ve been really impressed with him as a person and I think he is going to be an important player for us.”

Albion are likely to add to their forward options before the transfer window shuts on August 8.

Potter, pictured left, will be hoping he can get more out of Romanian Florin Andone and Dutchman Jurgen Locadia, both of whom have showed promise in fits and starts.

Pre-season training begins in earnest on Monday following two days of medical and fitness checks.

Potter takes his squad to Austria a week tomorrow for a training camp, culminating in the opening pre-season friendly in a fortnight against FC Liefering.