GRAHAM Potter is open to the idea of recalling some of Albion's loan player when the transfer window re-opens in January.

The Seagulls currently have eleven players out on loan across England and Europe. This list includes forwards such as summer signing from SK Slavia Prague Abdallah Sima, Florin Andone, Andi Zeqiri and Kaoru Mitoma.

Albion have suffered a major blow to Danny Welbeck, their main backup to Neal Maupay, as he will be out for the next few months as he recovers from surgery on a hamstring injury.

This injury leaves only academy product Aaron Connolly as the only natural striker option should Maupay pick up an injury of his own.

This lack in numbers has led Potter to consider his options if he needs to find reinforcements to help continue Albion's good season.

Potter told the media: "The under-23s are there, and if we have loan recall options in January that is something we can look at.

"But again in a hypothetical situation until it happens, can't really say anything else.

"Of course, if you need to, there are some talented young players at the club."

The manager will look at the club's youth academy for help, which could mean a promotion to the first-team for Evan Ferguson, who has been in impressive from for the development side.

The 17-year-old made his debut for the club in the League Cup second round victory over Cardiff City. Ferguson has also been in firing regularly in the Premier League 2, scoring six goals in only nine games.

However, should Potter decide to recall a more senior player then he would have plenty to choose from. Andone is the most senior at 28-years-old, however, the striker has not player for Albion in two years and has not amazed during his loan at Cadiz, making only two appearances this season.

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Another option for Potter would be to recall summer signing Sima from his loan at Championship side Stoke City. The forward was signed on transfer deadline day for a reported £6 million fee, an amount sizeable enough to argue that he should be training with Albion's first-team.

Sima was very highly rated before his move to England, he had broken into the Slavia Prague team last season and scored 16 goals and assisted seven more in only 39 appearances, including a 20-yard strike against Leicester City in the Europa League last season.

Since joining the Potters, Sima has only made a handful of appearances before picking up an injury, and although he is close to returning full fitness he would surely jump at the chance to play in the Premier League sooner rather than later.

The club, however, will probably still believe that it would be better for Sima to remain on loan as he adapts to life in England, before a return to the Amex in the summer.

A return for Swiss striker Zeqiri, on the other hand, could be an interesting proposition for Potter. The 22-year-old is currently on loan with FC Augsburg and has scored twice in six games for the German side.

The forward is able to play as a number nine and as a winger, which would help his cause in the team as he could provide cover for more than one position in the team.

Fans had expected Zeqiri to remain at the club this season, especially after he scored in his only League Cup appearance against Cardiff.