Andi Zeqiri could remain in a wide role for his club – before setting his sights on England.

Albion head coach Graham Potter is open to keeping Zeqiri at left wing-back for the six-pointer versus Newcastle on Saturday.

Zeqiri will then turn attentions back to his more familiar role as a striker as he prepares to play for Switzerland under-21s in the Euro 2021 finals, starting against England.

Potter used him at left wing-back in the second half as Albion won 2-1 at Southampton after Dan Burn went off with a tight hamstring.

There is likely to be an update on Burn tomorrow.

Even if he is fit, Potter could still require an emergency left wing-back if he restores Joel Veltman to the corresponding role on the right and returns Pascal Gross to midfield.

Potter said: “Andi has played there a couple of times. We have used him in some games and he just adapted to it. What he brings is a real personality.

“He presses, plays on the front foot, wants to affect the game, so he is a possibility.”

Albion’s win at St Mary’s was their first since first-choice left wing-back Solly March suffered a season-ending knee injury.



They have also lost right-sided Tariq Lamptey, who misses the second half of the season with his club and the under-21 Euros with England.

England kick-off the group stages in Koper, Slovenia, next Thursday against a Swiss side for whom Zeqiri scored nine goals in the qualifying stages.