Defender Adam Webster is itching to get into Albion action tonight to end a frustrating wait.

Webster is yet to feature in the Seagulls’ opening three Premier League games but is set to get his chance against League One Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup second-round tie.

The form of settled central defensive triumvirate Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Dan Burn has kept the summer buy waiting in the wings.

But, with a touch of irony, Webster will return to the city where he was a regular last season for Rovers’ bitter rivals to get his first taste of serious action.

The 24-year-old summer buy from Bristol City said: “I’m raring to go.

“Obviously the lads have done really well so I have just got to be patient, wait for my chance and when it comes, hopefully, take it and kick on from there.”

Duffy, Dunk and Burn have dovetailed well since the defender joined from the Robins in August but Webster says he is reaping the benefits, even without playing yet.

He said: “Obviously training everyday with all the ability we have in the squad is only going to make me a better player.

“It has been really good. It is another step up I have had to adapt to and it’s one I am relishing.

“I am really glad to be here.”

Webster is fully aware of what a good performance can do for his chances of getting into the Premier League side.

He said: “This is my chance to show what I can do and for all the lads that haven’t been playing.

“If we come off the field not doing well, then we can’t really have any questions about why we are not playing.

“For us it is about giving everything and doing as well as we can to try and show the manager what we can do and get into the team for the Premier League.”

Chichester-born Webster was a regular choice for Bristol City at the back last season, making 47 appearances in all competitions.

So far he has yet to make one for the Seagulls.

He said: “It is difficult but, obviously, I knew that coming here it’s the Premier League and you are going to have stiff competition.

“It is just about being professional and doing everything right like I normally would so that when my chance does come I have got to take it with both hands and keep the shirt then.

“It is frustrating but every player wants to play so there is not much I can do apart from affect what I can affect so when the chance does come round I take it.”

Albion reached the FA Cup semi-finals last season and Webster knows another cup run would widen his and other players’ opportunities.

He said: “At the end of the day you want to win something.

“We want to do well and get as far as we can.

“For the fringe players if we have a good cup run then it gives everyone more games to play and more competition for everyone in the squad.”

Webster has certainly made a positive impression since arriving from Ashton Gate.

Boss Potter said: “He came in the last week of the transfer window and by then we had a back three which was quite established.

“He’s had to be a little bit patient but he has been perfect in how he has worked.

“He’s been a top professional, a top lad and settled in really well with the group.

“It’s nice for him to get on the pitch and he doesn’t have to prove anything, we know what his qualities are, but it will be nice for him and others to appreciate the game time.”

And as a former Robin facing the Pirates, Potter said: “I am sure he’ll get a nice warm welcome!”