Albion will keep their eyes on another Bundesliga weekend as they plan for a Premier League return.

The club carefully followed events in Germany last weekend as football resumed.

They also studied comments by their former defender Uwe Huenemeier, who gave in-depth interviews to sources including The Argus after leading his side to a 0-0 draw at Fortuna Dusseldorf.

On-loan Seagulls duo Viktor Gyokeres and Leo Ostigard played for St Pauli in a 1-0 second-tier win over Nuremburg and are in action today at Darmstadt.

Former Albion full-back Markus Suttner operated down the left for hosts Dusseldorf as they were held by Paderborn.

Albion deputy chairman and chief executive Paul Barber said: “First of all I enjoyed watching some live football – that was good.

“It was a little strange with the stadium, the substitutes sitting apart with masks on and coaches and so on.

“But overall I think it was a good reintroduction of professional and top-level sport and clearly I think it went as well as I think it could have done for the Bundesliga and the teams in it.

“Well done to them and we look to learn as much as we can from them as we move towards that stage ourselves in, hopefully, the not-too-distant future.”

Huenemeier spoke about health and safety restrictions which players had to follow.

Perhaps of more interest to fans, he also revealed how the empty stands and long lay-off affected events on the pitch.

Barber said: “We’ve seen Uwe Huenemeier’s comments and most of the players seem consistent on how important it is to adjust quickly to the surroundings and the stadium environment.

“Certainly, we will be monitoring over the next few match rounds how that evolves and how people adapt to it.

“Overall you saw that the games were competitive. They were a little slower, or perhaps appeared that way, at first.

“But players have been relatively inactive for a long time and we know that’s one of the challenges we’re going to have with our players.

“They’ve effectively had a very long lay-off – longer, I think in most if not all cases, than they’ve had in their entire careers.

“Expecting them to get up to speed very quickly is going to be quite a challenge for them which is why the next few weeks of training will be so important.”