Graham Potter expects Albion to move up a gear when they next go into action.

The Seagulls’ head coach saw his side lose 2-1 to Fulham at Aldershot having led.

A trip to Birmingham on Saturday comes next in the build-up to the Premier League kick-off at Watford on August 10.

Potter said: “We dust down from this game, analyse this and debrief the players on Monday and carry on the work.

“We have a game against Birmingham and a full training week going into that game.

“Hopefully we will be a week ahead in terms of fitness, in terms of football ideas. There is plenty of work to do.”

Albion beat Austrian minnows Liefering and then sent a young side to Crawley for a 1-0 success.

But Fulham offered a step up in test.

Potter said: “We played over in Austria, a young team played Crawley.

“This is probably the first time we have had a competitive game, if you understand what I mean, in terms of the opposition.

“I thought in the first half especially we were really good.

“We attacked quite well, got in the final third a few times, restricted them to not too much.

“It was a good competitive game on not the easiest of surfaces to move it about, probably for both teams.

“The lads have worked hard and have been quite open-minded and look like they are trying and that is a good sign.”