Albion fans have been told they have not seen the best of their running machine in midfield.

German defender Uwe Huenemeier reckons hard-working compatriot Pascal Gross has not had chance to show off his playmaking skills in the Premier League.

He hopes to see Gross add enterprise to endurance as the Seagulls aim to open their account at Watford on Saturday.

Gross ran eight miles during the opening defeat by Manchester City and had to concentrate on defending at Leicester while creating little.

Huenemeier told The Argus: “I knew about his running from Germany – absolutely. And probably we need that. But I always expect different things from him, not just running.

“He has to create chances. He is good on set-pieces, diagonal balls, creating.

“He is not all about running but that is one of his big strengths.

“Pascal is a really good runner, he is always on the move, he never stands still, he is always looking for the ball forward.

“He couldn’t show us that in the first two games, especially in the first game. The first game was more like a running session for us!

“He couldn’t get a foothold in that game.”

Albion boss Chris Hughton could be tempted to use Solly March or even Jamie Murphy more centrally with Anthony Knockaert set to start on one wing and Jose Izquierdo also available.

But Huenemeier also believes Gross has given glimpses of what he can offer this term.

He added: "We definitely haven’t seen the best yet.

“Everybody expected to see from Pascal a lot of shots and we haven’t seen a lot.

“But I think in the Atletico Madrid game you could see a bit of him.”