Tariq Lamptey has been told he offers something different as Albion take stock of their wing options.

Lamptey, who made his name as a right-back, shone attacking down the left in the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.

He got the nod ahead of Pervis Estupinan and was heavily involved in the first two goals.

Albion now have Kaoru Mitoma heading back from the Asian Cup while Ansu Fati, who enjoys playing down that flank, is being eased back in after injury.

But Lamptey has pushed his case for more involvement ahead of the trip to Tottenham.

Head coach Roberto De Zerbi said: “I am trying to find the solution playing without a winger.

“If you want to attack, if you want to create chances to score, you can be able to keep inside with the ball.

“But without man-to-man in the winger position, it is very tough to score.

“Tariq is different to Mitoma on the left side and he can be important in man-to-man situations, in attacking space better than Pervis.

“Pervis is better than Tariq when he starts from the second line and he can see the pitch.

“Tariq can start in man-to-man. He can drive the ball inside the pitch.

“I thought he played very well and was very important to us.”