Albion have added former Tottenham Academy talent Yaser Kasim to their development squad.

The 19-year-old midfielder has joined the Seagulls on a short-term contract until January.

Kasim, born in Iraq but raised in London, was a regular for Spurs’ under-18s.

He also played for the reserves and travelled with the first team for a UEFA Cup tie against NEC Nijmegen in Holland two years ago, shortly after Albion chief Gus Poyet left his role as assistant manager to Juande Ramos at White Hart Lane.

Kasim has linked up with Albion following a brief spell at Crystal Palace.

He features in the reserves tonight as they return to action against Brentford at the Sussex FA headquarters in Culver Road, Lancing (7pm).

The line-up also includes Poyet’s assistant Mauricio Taricco, centre-half prospect Lewis Dunk and Argentinians Cristian Baz and Agustin Battipiedi.

Frenchman Luc Matutu is among the substitutes. Albion could not secure international clearance in time for the left-back trialist when the reserves last played in a 0-0 draw against Wycombe a month ago.

Albion: Brezovan; Whing, Dunk, Hall, Taricco; James Smith, Battipiedi, Jamie Smith, Kasim, Baz; Agdestein, Hart. Subs: Walker, Wilkins, Barker, Simmonds, Matutu.