Mark McGhee today admitted Albion can still get more from their early season top scorer Dean Hammond.

The 22-year-old midfield powerhouse has followed his four pre-season strikes with point-savers against Derby and Crewe.

But, as the Seagulls start a series of four games in ten days at Hull City tomorrow, McGhee revealed he still wants to get Hammond off the left side of midfield.

The Albion boss said: "Dean's doing well. He has made that position one we get goals from now.

"It's going to be difficult to see how we replace him. But ultimately Dean's a central midfield player or a right-sided midfield player.

"We're still looking on that left side for someone who can do the job other than Dean but for the moment, until we find someone better, he'll be doing it.

"Dean wants to play in the middle or on the right hand side.

"We've got to improvise. It's a big key to how we progress and how we do this season. Players have to be prepared to play out of position."

McGhee will need all the flexibility he can get for a sequence which also includes trips to Shrewsbury and Preston before the home Bank Holiday clash with Plymouth.

The Seagulls boss experimented with Gary Hart as right back in the reserves this week.

He admitted: "It's a hell of a programme and we have to try to use the full squad without diminishing the quality of the team.

"We've got four games next week, we've got Paul Reid playing left back and the worry is Jason Dodd won't manage the four games.

Therefore we're going to need a right back. We've got Adam el-Abd but we've only got two centre-halves at the moment.

"It might be Adam el-Abd has to play centre half and we still need a right back.

"We're always anticipating what's coming and trying to prepare for it and part of that is players being prepared to play in different positions."