Albion will probably not set a new record for “youngest ever XI” tonight.

Especially as Adam Webster looks like missing out and all the players are a week older than they were at Leicester.

But Graham Potter will be delighted if he can strike the blend of youth and experience to beat Manchester United.

Albion made a headline or two with their youngest ever Prem starting XI when they drew in the East Midlands last Tuesday.

Tonight they meet a youthful United.

Potter might start teenager Tariq Lamptey again after he showed no ill effects from his facial injury sustained on debut at the King Power.

He might also bring back Pascal Gross or Dale Stephens.

But, whatever the ages, he is willing to highlight the role played by older heads at the club both on and off the Premier League pitch.

Potter told The Argus: “Firstly the age doesn’t matter.

“It’s whether we think it’s the right player and right attributes to play.

“I think you need a balance, you need a mix of people and ages.

“The older players help the younger ones. They give them a way to be, a way to act.

“There’s Dale Stephens in midfield.

“Shane (Duffy) and Dunky (skipper Lewis Dunk) have got good experience. We are fortunate in that regard.

“It’s all about the environment and the environment is a mix of different people.

“Different ages, different types of people. That’s really important for us.”

Having an experienced right-back on the staff can surely only help Lamptey as he learns his trade.

Potter said: “Bruno has been brilliant for us.

“He is young in terms of coaching but he is old in terms of playing.

“He has the respect of us as a coaching team and he has the respect of the players.

“We are trying to help him develop as a coach because he has got a fantastic football brain and he has been a wonderful servant to this club.

“He is a great person and support for us.

Lamptey looks to stand a good chance of starting and there will be a lot of interest in whether he can confirm the bright promise shown on debuts for both Chelsea and Albion.

The challenge looks to be a tough one with Marcus Rashford likely to be coming down his flank.

Potter does not see any change in Lamptey after the attention he enjoyed a week ago.

The Albion boss said: “He has a massive cut on his face but, apart from that, he is still the same kid.

“He is a real level-headed, grounded boy, I think. Obviously, it is nice for him that he can make his debut and get that out of the way but he has been himself and that is the main thing.”

Potter was asked about comments by ex-Albion and Chelsea right-back Gary Chivers, who told The Argus that Lamptey had made a brave move in leaving Stamford Bridge.

Could the teenager blaze a trail by leaving a relative giant and establishing himself elsewhere, Potter was asked.

He replied: “I think we want to do that with all of our players, regardless of where they come from.

“Everyone is the same, everyone wants to play and find an environment that fits them and I’m sure it was a difficult decision for Tariq.

“He has a lot of feeling and a lot of respect for Chelsea.

“But, like anything, you have to make decisions as your career goes on and we are happy he is here with us and we will try our best to help him maximise his career.”

That explains why Albion have given him time. Potter said: “He has been great. He’s only young so you have to give him time to land, settle into the new environment, a new club, team and team-mates because he had been at Chelsea a long time.

“He is such a fantastic kid, really humble, wants to work for the team, help the team and plays with that bit of sacrifice which I like.

“He has been a joy to work with and you saw his qualities.

“We see them every day but it is another thing to make the step into the Premier League, especially the position that we are in.

“We have to make sure it is the right thing for the team and the player himself and I am delighted he contributed.”