GRAHAM Potter will ring the changes in his first match in charge of Albion.

The players in Austria will get a half apiece in today's opening pre-season friendly against FC Liefering at the Sportplatz Bischofshofen (1pm UK).

The match against the second division feeder club to Red Bull Salzburg brings the curtain down on the Seagulls' week-long training camp.

Potter said: "I think it's just the first time we can get on the pitch 11-a-side, just look at everything from a warm-up perspective.

"The guys will get 45 minutes and everybody will get that work.

"It will be the end of a nice week hopefully. We have tried to develop the group in terms of team spirit and our own work.

"It will be an accumulation of all that. The first friendly is just to get the cobwebs out from a 11 v 11 perspective in a competitive environment."

Preparations step up for Albion's third season in the Premier League on their return to England.

They play friendlies against Crawley, Fulham, Potter's first club Birmingham and Valencia, a programme arranged under his predecessor Chris Hughton.

Potter said: "We'll adapt to what we've got. It's been put together well. We're happy with it, no excuses, no problems.

"We are looking forward to getting home, of course, once this week's done and we can start working domestically back at the training ground.

"It will be nice to go back to Birmingham. That's where I started off my career, so I'm always very thankful for that opportunity."