Albion are aiming to play in the USA next summer.

Vice-chairman Paul Barber has revealed the club were keen to spread their wings this year.

Although plans did not come fruition, he has given head coach Graham Potter early warning that a trans-Atlantic trip could feature in the build-up to the 2020-21 campaign.

Albion yesterday announced a major contract extension with sponsors American Express.

Barber said: “We actively looked at playing this year in New York and Philadelphia.

“Unfortunately for various logistical reasons, mainly for the teams we wanted to play, we couldn’t make it happen.

“We are actively looking at getting back to the US.

“With the announcement with American Express, it was very much part of our thinking that we would want to play on the East Coast of the US.

“Graham has already had a brief warning that next summer that would be our plan, to play in the States.

“There are a lot of things that have to come together.

“It is midway through the MLS season.

“We have to think about own schedule.

“You have to take into account tournaments and player availability, etc, etc.

“These things are not easy but certainly we would love to play overseas.”