GRAHAM Potter is in no rush to sign a new striker for Albion when the transfer window reopens.

Albion have been struggling in front of goal and fans have been calling for a new first-team striker to be brought into the club.

The current crop of recognised strikers on the books of the club are Neal Maupay, who is struggling for form, despite scoring four goals at the start of the season.

Aaron Connolly, who is also in a bad patch of form and has been struggling with injury. The other option is Danny Welbeck, who is currently recovering from surgery on his hamstring, but could be back before the new year.

The Argus: Brighton and Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck is recovering from injuryBrighton and Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck is recovering from injury

The club has been rumoured with moves for a new striker over the last couple of transfer windows, which has seen names like Benfica's Darwin Nunez, Brentford's Ivan Toney and Union SG's Dante Vanzeir linked with the club.

The club has signed highly-rated Abdallah Sima and Andi Zeqiri, but have loaned them to Stoke City and FC Augsburg to gain more experience before using them in the first-team.

Potter was asked if there was a need to sign a striker in the next transfer window at his press conference this week, he said: "It's something that has come up often in press conferences so I'm used to the question.

"I'll always say the job of the football club - myself included - is to always try and improve.

"We have Danny Welbeck coming back from injury, Neal has played 80-odd games for us and scored 22 goals. That's one in four as he's adapting to the Premier League and he's getting better with experience.

"It's too easy to look for an external solution but I understand when we're not scoring, that's the question and that's what people want.

"I want to think they [the fans] trust Tony Bloom (chairman), trust the football club, they see the journey the club has been on - ten years ago it was in Division One - so what the club has done in that time is amazing, and they've done that by making good, responsible decisions and that will continue in recruitment."

The Albion manager did not completely rule out the possibility of signing a new striker when the window opens, although was clear in saying that it would have to be someone who can make the team better.

Potter said: "If we spot a player that can improve us, we'll do that but at the same time it's really important to understand the players we have and the journey they're on - they are still going to make mistakes and get better - so there's a lot to be happy and excited about.

"It's not all doom and gloom."