Aaron Connolly will get another timely chance to show his skills as Albion weigh up their attacking options.

The young frontrunner is being used wide on the left by the Republic of Ireland under-21s in their Euro qualifiers.

That could fall nicely for him with Albion looking at their choices in wider areas after Leandro Trossard suffered a groin injury.

Connolly started on the flank in front of senior Irish boss Mick McCarthy in a 1-0 win over Armenia on Friday.

Although the opposition was far from Premier League level, his performance will have been a pleasant surprise to many Albion watchers concerned about Trossard’s likely absence.

His long run and pinpoint pull-back set up young Spurs striker Toby Parrot for the only goal.

Irish under-21s boss Stephen Kenny said: “He wants to play centre-forward. He’s never played on the left for his club. He’s so quick, he carries the ball, he’s exciting, his low centre of gravity.

“Not everything came off with him. He got fouled a lot, some of them weren’t given. He did brilliantly for the goal and he created a lot of chances for his team-mates.

“It’s exciting to see players as quick as that carry the ball with their feet and go inside or outside.”

The young Irish side play Sweden in Kalmar tomorrow.

Florin Andone, whose departure on loan to Galatasaray was made possible partly by Connolly’s progress, played 90 minutes for Romania last night as they struggled to a 1-0 home win over Malta.

On-loan Alexis Mac Allister is being tipped to make his first start for Argentina when they play Mexico in a friendly this week.