Albion expect to make a decision on Adam Lallana’s fitness today.

But Graham Potter has played down suggestion they took a risk in signing him.

The Seagulls have given time for both Lallana and Ben White to get over minor injuries sustained against Chelsea on Monday.

They have not been ruled out of tomorrow’s Premier League game at Newcastle (2pm, Sky Sports).

Potter told The Argus this week Lallana is one of the players working to a personalised fitness plan.

He added: “You have to accept that that’s the situation that he’s had.

“Then the challenge is to try to learn from that past and try to help him get on the pitch more.

“When you sign a player you can never predict what’s going to happen totally.

“But I accept he’s a slightly different case.

“For what he brings on the pitch and off the pitch it’s worth the, in inverted commas, ‘risk’, because he adds to our environment, to what we’re trying to do on a daily basis.

“You could see what he did when he was on. It was a performance of a high quality.”

Davy Propper returned from an Achilles injury as Albion beat Portsmouth on Thursday but he is not likely to feature at St James’ Park.

Potter said: “He probably needs a little bit more time but nice to have him back and he will get better and better, I’m pretty sure.”