Albion boss Chris Hughton says signing a left-back on loan is still on the agenda.

Liam Rosenior has been switched to the position from right-midfield to good effect in the last three matches after Gaetan Bong ruptured a thigh tendon, ruling him out until January.

The loan transfer window shuts in a fortnight and Hughton is wary of being caught short in the hectic five-week period before the January window opens.

Albion have seven games in that spell, including three against other sides in the top six, so the search for extra left-back cover continues.

Hughton told The Argus: “That doesn’t stop. Liam has been super in that position and it gives us options.

“Sometimes you never know. A day before the window closes something is put to you and it’s something you might not have thought of before and it might be something that ends up appealing. It’s a tough December for all teams.

“The squad is okay at the moment, with Kazenga and GG (Gordon Greer) close to returning, but we need to make sure and protect ourselves.”

Skipper Greer, sidelined from the last five-and-a-half games by knee trouble, is expected to be available when second placed-Albion return to action against third-placed Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday week.

LuaLua (groin) has been ruled out since the 0-0 draw at Wolves on September 19.

Hughton said: “He is looking to join in training with the group probably on Monday and we’ve got to make sure when he’s back he’s back for good.”

Hughton regards the nine points dividing unbeaten Albion from Cardiff in seventh as the most significant gap in the current standings. He said: “It is an important gap for us but we have gone into every game thinking we can win, whichever way we do it. We’ve had very close games and that’s what we have to continue to do.”