Graham Potter expects Jurgen Locadia to bounce back from “a tough time” after watching him shine in pre-season.

The former PSV striker scored one goal and helped create another in the 4-0 win at Birmingham.

Albion are still looking for additions in the last ten days of the summer window.

But Potter also wants to get more from the Seagulls players he inherited and Locadia is among those responding.

The Albion head coach said: “That’s what we have got to do with quite a few of the players.

“You have got to try and improve them. That’s the job.

“He has applied himself really well in training and in games.

“I think he has had a tough time since he has been here.

“It hasn’t gone as well for him as he would have liked and there are a few players like that, I think.

“That’s football sometimes. It doesn’t necessarily go in a straight line.

“It’s how you respond, how you keep working.

“I must say that every day he has been good to work with and he does his best. Hopefully that continues.”

Albion are still interested in Brentford forward Neal Maupay, who was kept out of his side’s friendly against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Bees boss Thomas Frank said: “There is ongoing interest for him. He is training and that’s where it stands.”

Albion’s assistant head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay was spotted at Swansea’s game at home to Atalanta on Saturday.

Potter said: “I think you have got to work until the end of the window to try and improve.

“Firstly, try to improve the players we have got here, improve the group.

“Then, of course, if there any options to help the group get better, we will look into that.”