Albion manager Mark McGhee today revealed he will "go with what we've got" up front at Reading on Saturday after abandoning his interest in Serbian trialist Zsombor Kerekes.

New signing Maheta Molango is now likely to be partnered by Gary Hart or David Lee for the Seagulls' Coca-Cola Championship opener in the absence of Leon Knight through suspension.

McGhee brought Hungarian-based Kerekes back for a second look last week, but he was substituted at half-time in last Saturday's 2-2 draw at Cambridge United.

"I invited him back because we liked a lot of things he did," McGhee said. "He has got a good touch and good feet for a big man and in training he looked a good finisher.

"But in the games we saw him in I couldn't convince myself he was going to be mobile enough for the First Division.

"I think we have got no choice other than to go with what we've got. We are still looking around at the loans and a permanent signing situation, but we have what we have."

Midfield trialists Darren Currie, formerly of Wycombe, and Chelsea youngster Alexis Nicolas get a further chance to press their claims in tonight's friendly at Lewes (7.45).

"We like both players," McGhee said. "Darren is different from Alexis, because he is out of contract.

"He has been getting offers from other people and we really have to make a decision about him this week. Alexis is under contract at Chelsea, so that is slightly different."

Tonight's run-out will also feature Paul Reid, who is short of match fitness following a pre-season injury, Dean Hammond and Dan Beck.

McGhee watched his old club Reading round off their preparations with a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City at the Madejski Stadium last night.