Albion fans have been advised not to read too much into a pre-season outing for one of their club’s top targets.

Huddersfield midfielder Adam Clayton played most of a friendly at Oldham on Saturday, hours after The Argus revealed he was expected to sign for the Seagulls in the build-up to the new Championship campaign.

Terriers boss Mark Robins did not comment on his player’s future after the 3-1 defeat at Boundary Park.

But former Albion and Huddersfield defender Kieran O’Regan, who now covers Town for local radio, is not surprised he turned out.

The Seagulls are thought to have beaten Middlesbrough to secure the in-demand playmaker, who has one year left on his contract.

O’Regan told The Argus: “Huddersfield have brought in Radi Majewski from Forest and he is a probably a similar player.

“Is that paving the way for Clayton to move?

“I suppose the manager looked at the situation on Saturday and thought ‘Until I’m told otherwise by the powers that be, I’ll play Adam Clayton’.

“He would probably be one of the main Huddersfield Town players.

“They play Newcastle (tomorrow) at the John Smith’s Stadium and it will be interesting to see whether Clayton plays again.”