Graham Potter says he is excited about his new-look Albion side – because they can still improve.

The Seagulls are off to a flyer after a “brilliant” 3-0 win at Watford.

Potter now starts plotting for his Amex debut in charge when West Ham visit on Saturday.

The head coach left all of his summer signings on the bench and saw his side make a dream start with an own goal from Abdoulaye Doucoure followed by strikes from Florin Andone and Neal Maupay.

He knows expectation levels will now be high ahead of the Hammers’ visit.

Potter said: “Collectively we were brilliant but we have room to improve and that is exciting.

“We can improve every aspect. We’re just at the start of our journey, the start of what we’re trying to do.

“You look at the response of the players, look at how they are every day, the attitude of them, the application. That gives you the chance to improve.”

Maupay, who signed last week from Brentford, scored on his debut going on as sub but fellow new boys Leandro Trossard, Aaron Mooy and Adam Webster remained on the bench.

Trossard had featured in the final pre-season games but Albion started with Pascal Gross, who forced the own goal.

He said: “Leo was unlucky not to start.

“We went for Pascal’s experience on the opening day and an away fixture in the Premier League.

“The other three only just arrived this week. I don’t think it would have been fair for them or the group to throw them into this testing environment.

“They are here for the long term, all of those guys.

“The key is to use them at the right time and not just throw them in.”