Brighton manager Gus Poyet is still on the hunt for new recruits, despite strengthening his squad with no fewer than NINE summer signings thus far.
With striker Glenn Murray and new signing Gordon Greer both suspended for Albion’s opening two fixtures, Poyet believes he still needs three or four new faces before they kick off their League One campaign away at Swindon Town.
He told The Argus newspaper: “There are plenty of options but no specific names, so we are working on it. The idea is to get one more defender, if possible left-footed, a left sided midfielder or winger and a striker.
“It’s a problem of numbers as well. I want 23 in the squad and we have 23 here but that includes three goalkeepers, Steve Cook, Jamie Smith, Filipe Morais (trialist) and Grant Hall. It means we need three or four.”
The Albion boss has identified Kazenga Lua Lua as a potential target to fill the left-sided position.
However, the Seagulls boss revealed he is not prepared to wait much longer for a deal to come to fruition, with Newcastle believed to be in favour of loaning the midfielder out to a Championship club.
Poyet added: “As the days go by then we have less and less chance of getting Kazenga, because if we get the right player then that option will be gone, so I think Newcastle and the player are taking a risk.
“If we are not good enough for them then that is their opinion, it's not my problem.”
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