ALBION boss Graham Potter is happy with how new signing Pervis Estupiñán is settling into life at the club.

The club confirmed the signing of the Villarreal defender earlier this week and he is expected to fill the void left by Marc Cucurella, who was sold for Chelsea this summer.

The 24-year-old wing-back brings a host of experience with him, having played in the Champions League, Europa League, La Liga and internationally with Ecuador.

Potter believes that this experience along with the attributes of his game can be key to Albion's success this season.

In a press conference, he said: "Pervis (Estupiñán) is an attacking full-back, we've been aware of him and followed him for a while.

The Argus: Pervis Estupiñán (left) joined Albion from La Liga side VillarrealPervis Estupiñán (left) joined Albion from La Liga side Villarreal

"He has attributes which will be useful for us and we're really looking forward to working with him. The initial signs are very good."

Albion achieved a record finish in the Premier League last season and there has been hope that the club can continue to improve, but Potter is just focused on the game and not be distracted by outside factors.

He said: "Everybody talks about the record but it's a new season, a new squad.

"We just have to focus on the game and not think too much about what's happened in games played in the past."

Potter also praised his new look midfield, Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo are forming a solid base for the club following the exit of Yves Bissouma to Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: "Moises (Caicedo) has always impressed us in terms of his quality, and as a person.

"He's very humble and as a coach he's a delight work with.

"Alexis (Mac Allister) has the attributes to play deeper, he can win the ball and play forward.

"He's done really well in that role and we're really pleased with him."

Potter's next task as Albion manager is to try and orchestrate another result in the Premier League, with West Ham the next opponents.

Albion travel to the London Stadium on Sunday for their third game in the of the season. The Hammers are yet to claim a point this season, although did pick up their first win of the campaign in the Europa Conference League qualifier against Viborg FF on Thursday night.

Potter said: "West Ham have added well this summer, they're building a squad to compete in the Premier League and Europe. We're looking forward to the challenge."