Seagulls looking overseas for new left back

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Brighton and Hove Albion have taken Derry City left back Danny Lafferty on trial.

The former Northern Ireland Under 21 international is hoping to earn a deal at The Amex having previously been linked to the club earlier in the season.

With Marcos Painter struggling for form and back-up full back Jimmy McNulty now at Championship rivals Barnsley, Gustavo Poyet has been forced to play his assistant Mauricio Taricco or employ Romain Vincelot as a makeshift left back.

At 6ft 1in, Lafferty would also add some height to the Seagulls backline. The 22-year-old started his professional career at Celtic but failed to make a first team appearance.

He also spent 14 games on loan at Ayr United before moving to Derry.