Albion boss Graham Potter said he had “nothing to report” about Anthony Knockaert’s expected move to Fulham.

But the Seagulls boss was pleased with much of what he saw in a friendly outing between the two clubs.

The French winger missed today’s match at Aldershot, which the Cottagers won 2-1 with a pair of Tom Cairney goals.

Knockaert is believed to be closing in on a move to Fulham, which could be completed this weekend.

Potter said he was focussed on today’s run out, which his side led at the break through a Pascal Gross free-kick.

He said: “There is nothing to report. We are focussing on the games and preparing the team.”

Albion impressed in their 4-2-3-1 set-up in the first half.

But Cairney curled a beauty on 50 minutes and added the winner after great work by Fulham’s substitute right-winger Aboubakar Kamara.

Potter said: “It was our second game and probably first competitive game in terms of the opposition.

“It was a good test for us and, in the first half especially, there were some good positives.

“Fulham are probably ahead of us in terms of game time and that is probably reflected in the second half.

“But there are a lot of things we can go forward with and we need to carry on improving.”

Young midfielder Steven Alzate missed the match due to illness.

Fulham boss Scott Parker said he was unable to confirm a report Knockaert was undertaking a medical ahead of his anticipated move.

Albion: Ryan (Steele 46); Montoya (A.Davies 87), Duffy (Burn 61), Dunk, Bernardo (Suttner 75); Stephens (Dreyer 86), Propper (Kayal 61); Locadia (Trossard 46), Gross, March (Jahanbakhsh 61); Murray (Andone 61).