Fulham starlet Zesh Rehman has returned to Brighton and Hove Albion for his second loan spell of the season.

Rehman’s initial month-long stint at The Withdean Stadium concluded a fortnight ago when Fulham required the midfielder to cover for injuries.

But Chris Coleman has decided he no longer requires the 20-year-old as back-up and has allowed Rehman to spend another four weeks with Brighton to gain experience.

The youngster, who scored twice in six appearances for The Seagulls, was delighted to head back to the South Coast.

“It’s definitely good to be back,” Rehman told the club’s website. “I only found out a couple of days ago, but as soon as I found out that I could come back, I snapped it up straight away.

“I’m looking forward to playing again. I’ve missed playing for the Albion to be honest.”

Brighton boss Mark McGhee was equally buoyant to re-sign Rehman for a second month and there is the potential for a longer stay.

“We wanted Zesh to stay when he went back to Fulham a few weeks ago, but they’ve allowed him to come back, so we’re grateful for that,” commented McGhee.

“We know what he can do, and now we’ve got to get the best out of him.”