Fit-again Leandro Trossard feels ready to start for Albion.

But boss Graham Potter reckons they got it just right as they sent him on for a big finish.

The Belgian, back from a groin injury, fired in the low cross from which Lucas Digne’s own goal gave the Seagulls a 3-2 win.

It was Trossard’s first action since the defeat at Manchester City on August 31.

Potter told The Argus: “I spoke with him in the week and I know that he feels ready.

“At the same time, I know he has been out since the end of August and I knew that game was going to be really tough and intense and we might have to do a lot of work out of possession.

“The thinking with Leo is maybe the last 30 minutes is better than the first 60. He wasn’t ready to play 90.

“We have to build his minutes up and it is how we use him.

“That was his first 30 minutes for a couple of months and I was delighted with him.”

Potter brought in Steven Alzate rather than Trossard to replace the banned Aaron Mooy and praised the young midfielder.

He said: “I thought he was fantastic. His ability to take the ball in tight situations and find a solution out of it was at a really high level under big pressure from Everton.”