Albion head coach Graham Potter wants to build on the strong foundations already laid prior to his arrival – and serve up some entertainment.

Potter manages his first Premier League game tomorrow when Albion travel to Watford.

The former Swansea boss was appointed in May following the axing of Chris Hughton at the end of last season.

Potter outlined his own philosophy for the forthcoming campaign as Albion bid to avoid a repeat of the flirtation with relegation last term.

Potter said: “There is a really solid foundation here.

“Chris Hughton did a fantastic job and gathered a group together with lots of really strong qualities.

“We want to carry on with that, of course, and then as always we want to play football and to entertain the supporters.

“We are in the Premier League and the challenge is enormous. We want to entertain but we need to get results.”

He added: “Ultimately, we try to encourage the players to be themselves, to be brave, to understand what we are asking them to do.

“Once we do that, then it’s down to them on the pitch to take responsibility and try to improve for the next match. That’s the philosophy.”

Albion have made a number of additions since Potter’s arrival.

The club have spent more than £50 million on major signings Neal Maupay, Adam Webster, Leandro Trossard and Matthew Clarke.

Striker Maupay joined from Brentford this week and Potter says he and the other new arrivals have bedded in well.

Potter said: “He (Maupay) has trained a couple of times, showed his quality and settled into the group well. “It’s an easy group to come into because they are good lads but he has settled in well, as have all the boys like Adam and Leandro as well.”

Whether Maupay, who was left out of Brentford’s opening day defeat last weekend, will figure remains to be decided.

Potter said: “We are happy with him (Maupay) and we will see how he goes (on Saturday) as he hasn’t had too much game-time at Brentford.

“So we will make those decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours.”

One thing Albion fans will hope Potter can do is bring an attacking style of football to the club.

But Potter warned people should not read too much into formations.

He said: “We have tried (to be attacking). We have played 3-4-3 the last two games and we have also played 4-2-3-1 as well.

“The numbers themselves don’t necessarily tell you whether it is attacking or defending or how you approach the game.

“I suppose the 3-4-3 could be a 5-4-1 and that can be quite defensive as well. “It depends how the game goes and what is important for us is we build on the good work here.

“We build on the things that we have been working on and we try to add our own bits to try and improve, which is the challenge.”

Watford finished 11th last season and also reached the FA Cup final.

But Potter wants a fast start against a side which surprised many last term and have just broken their club record on deadline day to land Senegal international Ismaila Sarr.

Potter said: “It’s going to be a challenge. But we are confident we have had a good pre-season and we have improved as the time has gone on.

“We go to a really well organised outfit who know what they are doing and do it well. They were FA Cup finalists and had a strong season last year.

“We are under no illusions. It’s not an easy game by any stretch of the imagination and we need to be good, we need to be ready and we need to be, as ever, lucky.”