Brighton's under-21s will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign tonight (7pm) as they travel to the Bank’s Stadium to face Walsall in their opening group game of the Papa Johns Trophy.

Andrew Crofts’ side are unbeaten so far this season in their opening four games, winning three and drawing one.

They head into the game off the back of 4-1 win over Blackburn at the Amex on Friday.

Lorant Tolaj got off the mark for the season in that win.

It was his first goal since February 2020, when he scored a brace in the under-18s’ FA Youth Cup tie against Arsenal.

But a tough 2020-21 campaign, due to hamstring and knee injuries, limited him to just two appearances.

After shaving his head prior to win over Blackburn, Tolaj is hoping that he keep continue scoring goals.

He said: “I shave my head every year – I don’t know why as I can grow it out, I think I look more scary to defenders like this!

“For the rest of the season I wanted to keep scoring goals, I want to help the team using my qualities.”

Walsall will not be able to field Carl Rushworth, who is unable to play against his parent club.

Antony Coggins will be the man in the middle.

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