Albion are lining up former Celtic youngster Danny Lafferty as fullback cover.

But they face competition from Sunderland for the services of the Derry defender and ex-Northern Ireland under 21 international.

Left-back Lafferty has impressed the Seagulls as they look to compensate for the retirement of assistant manager Mauricio Taricco.

Albion's reserves were 3-0 winners at Cheltenham today.

Torbjorn Agdestein, back from a loan spell at Bath, scored twice and George Barker was also on target.

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