GRAHAM POTTER has praised the footballing IQ of playmaker Pascal Gross as Albion reinvent their attacking game.

But the head coach says his German No.10 still has scope to offer more in his new set-up.

Gross scored with a free-kick in the friendly against Fulham and was lively in the first half playing in behind frontman Glenn Murray.

Seagulls fans will hope to see him return to the heights of his debut Premier League season, when he was voted player of the year.

Albion used Gross in a 4-2-3-1 set-up against the Cottagers which saw him interchange with right-sided Solly March at times.

Potter said: “I thought he got into spaces quite well.

“He is that type of player. He’s intelligent and his game understanding is good.

“It’s just the final bits around decision-making in the final third which we all have to improve with.

“But that would be normal I think where we are at now.

“We have tried to work with a few things around how we build our attacks and how we are reacting when we lose the ball.

“And also how we try to set up defensively.

“Three weeks in, the attitude and the effort has been brilliant from the players.

“I am really positive about them and we just need to keep working and improving.”

Two more of Albion’s younger players went out on season-long loans yesterday as striker Jan Mlakar joined QPR and goalkeeper Robert Sanchez headed to Rochdale.

South African striker Percy Tau is closing on a loan deal at Club Brugge.

And, in Ecuador, Barcelona of Guayaquil have unveiled another of Albion’s longer-term projects, forward Billy Arce, on loan after he parted company with Emelec.