Neal Maupay is ready to start firing for Albion – despite a disrupted summer.

The French striker could make his debut today as the Seagulls open their Premier League campaign at Watford.

Maupay was kept out of pre-season friendlies by former club Brentford as it appeared he could be set for the exit.

But he would love to get involved with his new club at Vicarage Road. Maupay said: “I have been training with the team the whole pre-season.

“When they were playing, I was training with the physical coach at Brentford. I’m in a good shape. Of course I’m not in my best shape because to be in my best shape you need minutes.

“But I feel good, even when we were off, I kept working pretty had to be in a good position when pre-season started.”

Maupay said he has been readied for battle by two years in the highly competitive Championship.

He added: “I feel ready to go because the Championship is so tough.

“It is physically and mentally so hard but that is what I really needed.

“When you are able to be this good in that league you can be good in other leagues because the schedule is less busy.

“You have got more time to work and rest as well.”

Defender Adam Webster, midfielder Aaron Mooy and attacker Leandro Trossard also hope to make debuts after arriving recently.

Albion have used the same starting XI in the last two friendlies, against Birmingham and Valencia.

But Mooy, Webster and Maupay have all signed since then.