BOSS Chris Hughton wants record buy Jose Izquierdo to provide more boosts to Albion’s firepower in the quest for Premier League survival.

The £13.5 million summer signing from FC Brugge had his best game for the Seagulls in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at the Amex on New Year’s Day.

Izquierdo now has two assists to go with goals against West Ham and Stoke after setting up Anthony Knockaert and Glenn Murray.

The left-winger could have increased his own tally when he ran the length of the pitch but was foiled by Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic.

Hughton said: “The one that would have made it 3-1 he’s put himself in a great position to get there.

“He had to run a long way and probably his last touch was a little bit more awkward than he would have wanted but, if I look at his overall contribution, and the threat he gave us behind, he was very good.

“All-round he was good. He is a worker also. It’s not just about making forward runs, he also defends well for the team. You’ve only got to look at the amount of challenges he gets in.

“What pleases me is his all-round game. He wants to adapt, it’s a completely different pace and tempo to what he’s been used to.”

Hughton, asked if Izquierdo can continue to be influential, added: “I certainly hope so, because we need as many players that can bring us goals and assists as possible. He is certainly one that is capable of that.”

Izquierdo’s contribution to the Bournemouth stalemate saw him become the first Colombian with two assists in a Premier League game since Juan Pablo Angel for Aston Villa in September 2002.

Long-term injury victim Steve Sidwell could be in contention for the fourth round of the FA Cup if Albion progress in Monday’s tie at home to arch rivals Crystal Palace.

The experienced midfielder is targeting a late January return to action after back surgery.

Albion’s Sussex Senior Cup third round tie at Haywards Heath, postponed last night due to a waterlogged pitch, has been rearranged for this evening (7.45pm).