Albion will put their New Year faith in Neal Maupay and his fellow marksmen as the transfer window opens.

The Seagulls are in no rush to bring in signings when winter dealings kick off today.

That spells another show of trust in the attacking options highlighted by head coach Graham Potter when he allowed Florin Andone and Jurgen Locadia to go on loan early in the campaign.

Albion kick off their 2020 fixtures by aiming to take the club’s first ever league points against Chelsea today (12.30pm).

Inevitably, much talk around the stands at a packed Amex will also be about who could be coming or going this month.

The Argus has been told Albion are ready and willing to do business if the right deal were to come up.

They will be speculatively linked with a host of names.

But they are comfortable with their squad as is stands and it is currently not their intention to be busy in January, if anything.

Any signing would be looking longer term and at the right price.

Star midfielder Aaron Mooy is definitely on board for the season with no indication that the deal will be made more permanent this month.

Albion must seek an eventual successor to Glenn Murray in attack but a well-placed source told The Argus: “The chance of that being in January is very, very slim.”

They would look for a more mobile version of Murray while retaining his physical presence, footballing brain and eye for goal.

Although striking resources would be more stretched should top scorer Maupay be injured, it is understood Potter has flexibility in his attacking options.

He could adapt his system or use Leandro Trossard further forward in such an eventuality.

And he is encouraged by the fact Albion have 11 different Premier League scorers, a number topped only by leaders Liverpool, who have 16, and second-placed Leicester (12).

Aaron Connolly returns to contention for a place up front against Chelsea today.