Warren O’Hora has said he is learning plenty under the tutelage of former Albion man Russell Martin during his season-long loan spell with MK Dons.
Martin was a part of the Albion academy before playing for Wycombe Wanderers and Norwich City as well as representing Scotland.
He has been excellent to work with according to the 21-year-old defender who is developing his game in League One.
He said, “The boss has been great. He does a lot of individual work with me and he is a voice on the side of the pitch. He’s almost like another player which is helpful. He is a young manager, but he has so much experience as a player and he knows the club.
“The way he and the assistant manager [Luke Williams] wants to play suits me right down to the ground.”
Adjusting to the physicality of League One has been a challenge for the Irishman, who has already picked up a black eye.
“It was like ‘welcome to the league!’ I got a little elbow as well but I feel I have dealt with the physicality well so far.
“We haven’t had the start that we wanted, but we are performing well. We just need to be a bit more ruthless in both boxes and we should be fine.
“I played for a season in Ireland for Bohemians before I signed for Brighton so I know what a men’s dressing room can be like.
“The focus is on getting three points rather than development which isn’t new to me. At the same time, I am developing because it’s a different league at a better standard.”
O’Hora is also enjoying living in Milton Keynes. “It’s been lovely. Milton Keynes is built on roundabouts which is a bit weird but everything is close by and my teammates have been great, taking me to restaurants and places so we can get to know each other better.”