Albion fans last night had fingers crossed as they hoped for good news on Leandro Trossard.

The Belgian forward picked up a groin injury in the last full training session ahead of his country’s Euro 2020 qualifier against San Marino tonight.

There was no immediate information as to the extent of the problem and whether it would sideline him when he makes his return to the Seagulls.

But he has already been ruled out of the Red Devils’ match against Scotland on Monday.

Trossard had looked a strong contender to make his international debut in the absence of first choice Eden Hazard after a bright start to life in the Premier League.

He appears to be a key part of an attacking Albion set-up which has been revamped this summer with the departures of Anthony Knockaert, Florin Andone and Jurgen Locadia and the arrival of Trossard himself and Neal Maupay plus promotion for Aaron Connolly from the under-23s.

Albion have created chances but will be looking for a first goal in three games when they face Burnley at the Amex a week tomorrow.

The club was last night waiting to hear more on the extent of the injury.

Potter will be keen to have Trossard available and it is likely Albion’s medical team will be moving into action as swiftly as possible when he returns to Sussex.

Trossard had been keen to finally get a first cap for Belgium after three previous call-ups had ended in disappointment.

The 24-year-old livewire said: “I think every player wants to play for their country and to represent them.

“That would mean a lot for me.

“It would also mean I have done well in terms of the games in the past but we will see what happens.”