ALBION'S under-achieving signings will be given time to prove their worth.

But fans have been told they should not be surprised "if one or two don't work out."

Last summer's batch of buys from overseas have made varying impacts on the club's second season in the Premier League.

Only Bernardo and Yves Bissouma are likely to start Sunday's final game of the season against title-chasing Manchester City at the Amex.

Record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Romanian Florin Andone have struggled to make much of an impact in attack for Chris Hughton.

Chief executive Paul Barber, speaking generally about new signings, told The Argus: "Some players adjust and settle in very quickly but you have to be patient, you have to keep working with the players.

"Chris does, his staff do. The players themselves try to help each other settle in.

"Sometimes people lose form and confidence because the settling in process takes more time than they would like and we would like.

"But we have showed over the years we are a patient club. We will give people time and when you have gone to the lengths we have to recruit the sort of players we have, a lot of due diligence is done.

"You don't get every one right, it's impossible to get every signing right. Even some of the best players in the world have moved countries and clubs and not performed.

"They are still the best players in the world when they leave or are amongst them and there are countless examples at some of the biggest clubs in the world where some transfers just haven't worked out.

"People shouldn't be surprised if one or two don't work out."