Albion's looming recapture of left-back Stephen Ward has been hailed by the club's former defender Adam Virgo.

But Virgo believes the Seagulls still need at least five more signings to be competitive in the Championship this season.

Former loan signing Ward is on the verge of completing a permanent move back to the Amex after Albion finally agreed a fee with Wolves.

Virgo, who summarises on Albion matches for BBC Radio Sussex, tweeted: "Ward will be a good signing again. You know what you get with him but still need 5 players minimum to compete this season."