Brighton manager Gus Poyet is in no rush to bring new Spanish signing Vicente into his first team.

The former Valencia winger was left out of the squad for Saturday's 1-0 win at Bristol City after a tough first few days of training with the Seagulls.

Poyet told The Argus: "We won't throw him to the lions without being ready, otherwise people will start talking."

He added: "He experienced in the first three or four days with us the intensity, the legs that he needs. He is going to have a little work to bring him back to 100%.

"Then we will see, depending on the game and if we need him."

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