Albion have confirmed the signings of former Chelsea duo Danny Pappoe and George Cole for their development squad.

Centre-half Pappoe and attacking midfielder Cole have agreed one-year deals after impressing on trial during pre-season.

Under 21s coach Simon Ireland said: "Trial periods are always high pressure for a player because you are on a limited timescale to show what you can do, but both Danny and George have slipped seamlessly into the group and that has paid dividends on and off the pitch."

Ireland's youngsters kick-off their campaign as a new category one side against Blackburn Rovers at Culver Road, Lancing, on August 18 (7pm).