Albion goalkeeping prospect Hugo Keto has been urged to learn from the "crazy moment" which contributed to the first home defeat of the season for the under-23s.

The Finn, signed from Arsenal in the summer, was caught in possession by Nathangelo Markelo for the early opening goal in Friday night's 2-1 setback against Premier League 2 leaders Everton at the Lancing training complex.

Coach Simon Rusk told The Argus: "Hugo has a crazy moment, makes a bad decision and gets caught out, which happens.

"It's one he has got to learn from. That made the game very hard. It suited Everton tactically.

"Sometimes you have to feel a bit of pain to really learn.

"Hugo has been caught out, it's one of those things.

"He has been excellent for us in the last couple of weeks, makes a lot of good decisions, was very good against Chelsea, very good against Benfica.

"It was a slip-up against a very good team, one he has to learn from."

Third-placed Albion's only previous defeat this season following promotion was at Derby, who are second in the table behind Everton.

Rusk said: "We're pleased. We concentrate on our processes as a team. There are certain things we stick to and want to be able to say we have done well or at least attempted to do well.

"We have mainly done that and that has allowed us to get positive results along the way. Things like workrate, our discipline with and without the ball and impacting the game with the ball.

"A lot of those things were there (against Everton). It's about fine margins and concentration. Overall with the season so far I'm delighted with the players. The approach has been very good and we've played some good football. We've done very well to stay in games and win games.

"It was always going to be a tough season and it won't be any different in the next 12 games to come in this league."

Rusk's side have games away to Lewes in the Sussex Senior Cup on Wednesday and at MK Dons in the Checkatrade Trophy next week before returning to league action at the end of the month away to Swansea.