GUS POYET has vowed to help Albion’s first ever £1million signing conquer his injury woes.

Will Buckley misses tonight’s Championship tussle at home to Leeds with a recurring hamstring problem.

He limped out of his first start for almost six weeks as Albion tested Liverpool on Wednesday – the second time this season he had left a game early nursing his hamstring.

Poyet, preparing his side for a second big game in 48 hours, said: “Will is still growing up. He and Lewis Dunk haven’t stopped growing.

“When you are growing you’ve got aches and you’ve got problems and you need to be looked after.

“Will is going to be under control more than most of the players.

“He is going to be really controlled and monitored one on one like we used to do with Kazenga LuaLua.

Albion have Marcos Painter back from suspension but the left-back now faces competition from Romain Vincelot, who replaced him against Liverpool.

Poyet said of the versatile Frenchman: “If there was some part we were not 100% convinced about it was playing on the left side of the back four.

“We know now. We are 100% convinced he can play there as well.

“That is great because I’m sure Marcos Painter was watching the game and thinking ‘I need to play well’. I like that.”

Victory tonight would take the Seagulls back to the top of the table, at least until tomorrow evening.