Albion manager Graham Potter had mixed emotions after his side drew 0-0 away at Newcastle.

Potter’s side dominated possession having 71% of the ball and created plenty of chances hitting the cross-bar and having an effort cleared off the line thanks to some great last ditch defending.

However despite the chances Potter had the following to say on the game.

He said: “We are looking at both is the truth I thought we played well the performance was good we did a lot of what we wanted to do but at the same time you are always disappointed when you don’t feel you get the rewards.

“But it’s a point away from home and a difficult place to come. We are at the start of a process we keep moving forward.”

One player who came into the side and made a big impression on his Premier League debut was Steven Alzate.

The 20-year-old who was playing his football on loan in League Two at Swindon Town last season was one of three changes and Potter was full of praise for the youngster.

He said: “He looked like he was comfortable out there and that all credit to him.

"From day one in pre-season he has trained with the group so every day we have seen this quality.

"Of course it is that next step to go into the Premier League. Both him and Aaron Connolly have both impressed it is good for the club, good for the academy that we work with that there is some players who can influence the game in the Premier League.”

Potter was also asked about whether having a balance of young and experience in the squad can help them in the Premier League.

He said: “There is a good foundation of people there who have defended well, have good spirit, good organisation, good understanding and you need a bit of a mix.

“You need to be able to run in behind, you need to be able to play, you need to be able to defend the box, you need to be able to attack in the wide areas that's what all the top teams test you in those areas and we are trying to do that. Some bits we did well and some bits we can improve as well of course.”