DAVY PROPPER has backed Albion’s extra firepower to make the difference in the fight for Premier League survival.

The Dutch midfielder’s former PSV Eindhoven team-mate Jurgen Locadia could make his first appearance in the matchday squad at Stoke on Saturday after recovering from hamstring trouble.

The club record capture of £14 million striker Locadia last month was followed by the return of Leo Ulloa on loan from Leicester.

Propper told The Argus: “So far he (Locadia) looks good. I think he is almost ready.

“We now have five strikers and they are not all the same. You can change them in a particular situation, which is good.

“That will be very important. We don’t concede much. It could make the difference.”

Ever-present Propper is prepared for the challenge awaiting Albion at relegation-haunted Stoke.

He has been to the bet365 Stadium, formerly known as the Britannia, before moving to the Seagulls from Holland in August.

Propper revealed: “I am aware because I went there once to visit my friend, Marco van Ginkel. He played for Stoke.

“I have seen them play there, so I know it’s windy, but I think we can handle it.

“I know they are struggling. It’s again a big game for us and a good opportunity to stay away as far as possible from the relegation zone.”

Propper and Locadia will have to impress Ronald Koeman at international level following confirmation the ex-Everton and Southampton boss is the new head coach of the Netherlands.

Propper scored three goals in four appearances this season in his country’s World Cup qualifying campaign failure.

Locadia, who has represented the Dutch from under-17 to under-21 level, is also hoping for a senior breakthrough after a previous call-up was wrecked by injury.

Koeman’s first game in charge is a home friendly against England next month.