Albion's fourth-choice goalkeeper Richard Martin could be heading for a dream move to Everton.

The Premiership strugglers have asked about the availability of the teenage prospect.

The Seagulls would be willing to sell if the price is right, to provide more funds for manager Mark McGhee in the January transfer window.

Martin, 18, had a trial with Everton's Merseyside rivals Liverpool a couple of years ago.

The highly-rated shot-stopper from Burgess Hill was signed on professional forms by Albion in July, even though he is young enough to still be a scholar.

Martin featured in most of the pre-season friendlies. He started the Championship campaign on the bench as cover for former Aston Villa loan signing Wayne Henderson before the arrival of Frenchman Florent Chaigneau on a year-long loan from Rennes.

McGhee would be reluctant to lose him but Albion have strength-in-depth in the goalkeeping department with Alan Blayney, Michel Kuipers, Chaigneau and John Sullivan, who recently made his debut for the England under-18s.

Selling Martin would give McGhee more scope to strengthen his squad in January, with a goalscoring target man the top priority.

The second half of the £450,000 downpayment from the transfer tribunal fee for ex-Albion leftback Dan Harding is due from Leeds next month.

Centre forward Mark McCammon launches his bid for a return to first team action in the Reserves against Horsham in the Sussex Senior Cup at Queen Street tonight (7.45pm).

McCammon is on his way back from ankle surgery which has sidelined him since the end of August.

McGhee said: "I am looking him to show enough so that we can get him on the bench as quickly as possible, because I still think he is a good option."

The Reserves' match at Woking next Tuesday has been postponed, as Woking have an FA Cup replay against Northwich.

Albion face the winners of tomorrow night's tie between Port Vale and Grimsby in the third round of the FA Youth Cup at Bognor on December 14 (7.30pm).