Tony Bloom says top-ten status remains the long-term goal for Albion.

The club owner and chairman revealed the objective just ahead of last season.

Albion flirted with relegation before finishing 15th.

But a strong end to the season followed by the addition of Joel Veltman and Adam Lallana have sent hopes rising again among fans.

Bloom recognises all clubs face financial challenges with the new campaign set to start behind closed doors.

But established top-ten status remains the target.

Bloom said: “That’s a long-term vision. That’s not going to change.

“That wouldn’t have even changed had we got relegated. That is there.

“I’m not saying it’s going to be easy and I wouldn’t want to give a time frame on it.

“But we have to have a very ambitious vision if we want to progress as a football club.

“It’s still there. I still have reasonable hopes we can do that but it will need all parts of the club to be working well together and working well as a team to achieve that.”