Albion hope they have unlocked the best of Martin Montoya after his sparkling start to the season.

The former Barcelona man starred down the right as the Seagulls opened the season with a 3-0 win at Watford.

It was arguably his best display since arriving from Valencia and making his Premier League debut a year ago this weekend at home to Manchester United.

New they hope to see more of the same as the new home season kicks off versus West Ham on Saturday.

Albion did not sign a specialist right-back this summer, despite the retirement of club captain Bruno.

But they are happy with their options down that side and Potter believes attack-minded Montoya could be a great fit in his 3-4-3 set-up.

Albion’s head coach told The Argus: “I think he has got those qualities, those attributes.

“He can cover ground, he is brave, he can defend when he needs to and, at the same time, he has got something going forward.

“He has worked really, really well.

“It is just about finding the role that gets the most out of him.

“You need to have those players who can deal with one-versus-one situations or the art of running in behind the opposition.”

Ezequiel Schelotto, who also favours the wing-back berth on the right, is making progress after a serious knee injury.

But he is not expected to be available soon.

Potter said: “He is doing well, progressing really well and we are happy with him.

“But he has had a major injury. It’s an ACL so it is a big injury so you have got to take your time with that and maybe after the first international break, but it might be some time on from there. But we can’t timescale it now.”

Potter expects to get a chance to see what Yves Bissouma (shoulder) can do soon after the first international break.

But winger Jose Izquierdo (knee) is further away from a return.