Albion want Leandro Trossard to prove he is an option to start against Everton.

The Belgian attacker is facing a potentially big week on the club’s training pitches in Lancing.

He could secure his first appearance since late August when the Toffees visit on Saturday.

Head coach Graham Potter revealed 48 hours ahead of the match at Aston Villa that Trossard would not be ready to start after recovering from a groin injury.

But he included him on the bench and will keep a close eye on his efforts during the week.

Aaron Mooy’s run of four starts comes to an end as he serves a one-match, which would make a return for Trossard especially timely.

Potter told The Argus: “He had a week training so that was why we thought he needed a bit more time.

“We will see how this week goes now.

“He can have another full week’s training and we will make an assessment then.”

Potter would love to see Albion add to their first set-play goal of the Premier League season, headed in by Adam Webster at Villa.

Everton have struggled to defend dead ball situations under boss Marco Silva.

Albion scored three set-play goals in their last two pre-season friendlies, all by Shane Duffy.

But their only repeat since then came in the Carabao Cup when Haydon Roberts also headed home against Villa.

Potter said: “It was nice for us to score a set-play goal and I thought he (Webster) was magnificent – as was Lewis Dunk, Dale Stephens and a lot of the players there.

“For Davy (Propper) it was difficult afternoon coming back (from injury) but we controlled large parts of the game.”