Teddy Jenks is getting up to speed with Albion'’s senior stars after signing a new deal.

The former England under-17 midfielder is on board until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Jenks, pictured, is one of the bright prospects training with Graham Potter’s frontline squad during the restart period and signed a new contract this week.

Albion boss Potter said: “He is obviously learning from playing with the first team players every day.

“He is learning about the speed of the game and the challenges you face when you are at that level.

“He is a talented young player who has recovered from a bad injury and he is still in that process where he is getting stronger and stronger. He has got a good future. He is an intelligent footballer.”

Jenks’ fellow midfielder Max Sanders extended his existing deal to take him through until at least June 2022.

The 21-year-old from Horsham has been on loan at AFC Wimbledon this season and could go out again next term.

Potter said: “He had a good experience there.

“He’s another intelligent player.

“He is going to be with us in pre-season and we will work with him to find the right development path to get into our first team.”

Potter is keen to bring more talent through – but only if good enough.

He said: “That is part of the plan.

“It has to be the right time for the individual, the right time for the team.

“We invest a lot of money in the academy here so it important we have at least an understanding of the pathway for those guys coming through there.

“At the same time, it’s the balance between we are in the most competitive league in the world.

“I am well aware that results are the most important thing.

“That is what we have to focus on but, at the same time, if we can combine the two, then that’s great.”