JAYSON Molumby has a "good vibe" about Albion under Graham Potter as he tries to press his first team claims after his injury horrors.

The fit-again midfielder has been training with the first team with Republic of Ireland under-21s room-mate Aaron Connolly since the players reported back from the summer break.

Molumby was named one of the best four players as he led the Irish to the semi-finals of the prestigious Toulon tournament before losing to Brazil.

He said: "Me and Aaron shared a room and I had to make sure I looked after him like I always do.

"But joking aside it was good because we obviously knew each other well from our time back down here and so that helped a lot.

"It helps on the field too and we've both been with the first team which is good. I just want to stay fit during pre-season and see where it takes us, it's something I'm looking to."

Molumby returned to action in March following 15 months out for a knee-cap reconstruction.

He was an unused sub for Albion's closing 4-1 defeat by Premier League champions Manchester City at the Amex in May, which turned out to be Chris Hughton's last match in charge, and now wants to force his way into contention under head coach Potter.

Molumby said: "I'll be able to have a full go at the off-season now and stay clear of injury, I feel great at the moment physically, so fingers crossed it all goes well.

"The mood in the group feels really good and everyone feels like there's a really good vibe out there on the training field.

"There's a new energy and a new feel around which is brilliant, everyone seems really good and it's been exciting to be out there."

Connolly is also hoping to catch Potter's eye after another prolific season for Albion under-21's, which ended with a loan move to Luton once he recovered from a hamstring injury.

The squad arrived in Austria yesterday for a training camp culminating in Saturday's opening friendly against second division FC Liefering.