Aaron Connolly could see a window of opportunity open as Albion assess their striker options.

Florin Andone is set for a three-match ban after his red card against Southampton.

Jurgen Locadia failed to push his claims after going on as sub with Albion chasing the game. And, while he is as fit as ever, Glenn Murray does not suit every gameplan in Graham Potter’s repertoire.

Connolly, below, took his Premier League 2 goals tally to three in two games with a superb curled finish in the under-23s’ 3-0 win at Leicester on Friday.

He looks set to play some part in the Carabao Cup when Albion go to League One outfit Bristol Rovers tomorrow.

Head coach Potter said: “He is certainly in the group that will go there. He has been training well, he has a certain quality. He runs in behind and he threatens the goal.”

Locadia failed to reproduce the bright form he showed in pre-season.

But Potter backed the former PSV star – and replays showed VAR would have wiped out a late goal for offside had he netted rather than hit the post from close range.

Potter said: “I think it is difficult when you come on as a sub sometimes to get the pace of the game and have the impact you want.

“All I can say is the guys have been great in terms of how they have worked, how they have been. Jurgen has been working really well and he has contributed to what we have been doing so far.”