Liam Rosenior has backed new team-mate Pascal Gross to bring “something different” to Albion’s Premier League challenge.

Gross was on the scoresheet in Saturday’s 6-0 friendly win at Crawley.

Defender Rosenior is impressed by what he has seen since the German became Albion’s first signing of the summer from relegated Ingolstadt.

Rosenior told The Argus: “Pascal brings something different. We played 4-4-2 a lot last season. We know we can play that system.

“To have a No.10 that can play between the lines and from deeper is another really good weapon to have.

“So far he has showed in training and games his quality.

“He can play with both feet. His set pieces are great as well as open play, so he’s another great addition to the squad.”

Gross’s volley at Crawley came from a cross by fellow newcomer and former Ingolstadt team-mate Markus Suttner.

Boss Chris Hughton now has skipper Bruno, Rosenior, ex-Austrian international Suttner and Gaetan Bong competing for the full-back positions.

Rosenior said: “They linked up well. It was a great finish from Pascal and Markus has got real quality with his left-foot.

“It’s not just that they are good players. They fit into our ethos. They are hard-working, down to earth guys who want to do well for the club and it feels like they have been here for ages.”

The Seagulls continue their pre-season build-up at Southend United tonight (7.45pm).