Albion could conceivably make it four out of four at Bramall Lane.

That is four starting right-backs in as many matches.

Graham Potter and his management team will decide at training today whether Tariq Lamptey features at Sheffield United.

Dan Burn has been enthusing about the little former Chelsea flyer after they went head-to-head in training this week.

Is it too early to throw him in for his first ever Premier League start in what are likely to be testing surroundings versus the high-flying Blades tomorrow?

Possibly. But Potter says he has done well in training.

The Seagulls’ head coach also recognises the fact the right-back spot has not exactly been nailed down within his team.

Steven Alzate started at Bournemouth recently but was in midfield by the closing stages after swapping roles with Dale Stephens.

Martin Montoya came back into the side in the following fixture at West Ham but Ezequiel Schelotto was on the right as sub in the late push for a comeback.

Then, last time out at Watford, it was Schelotto in the XI, playing on the right of a four.

But Alzate was at right-back for the closing stages.

The consensus of opinion seems to be that Alzate will eventually pull strings from his preferred role of central midfield.

Maybe there is a case for that to be happening already. From kick-off rather than as a late change.

While that is not happening, it seems right-back is seen as a way of getting Alzate’s passing and poise on the ball into the team.

Potter said: “I agree it’s a position that is not nailed down and we have got different types of players in there.

“Schelotto is more of a wing-back type of player.

“Montoya is more of the steady right-back and we have used Steven if we want to do something from a build-up perspective there.

“We have got a couple of options but Tariq brings us something different.

“He is a younger player but I think he is someone we will see a bit of in the future.”

Albion have been biding their time with Lamptey, who did not feature against West Ham and Watford.

He is seen as a longer-term project but the fact remains no one has taken that right-back berth by the scruff of the neck.

Potter said: “Tariq has been doing really well.

“He came in at the end of the deadline and has been adapting to us.

“We have been really happy with him. He is a great person, wants to learn, wants to improve, wants to be a footballer.

“He is something that maybe we haven’t got as well.

“His explosiveness and sharpness is really impressive so he is another one we will decide on (today).

“He is very fast, technically good and he has just got a nice personality, a nice enthusiasm for football which is refreshing. I think our supporters will like him.

“He has played at wing-back, right-back and wide right.

“Although he is not that big he carries himself quite well.

“He gets up and jumps well but he is a strong little guy.

“No one is perfect but he has a nice way of conducting himself.”