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Boss Gus Poyet has insists the new arrivals are the perfect addition to squad as they push towards a play-off spot

Two promising Manchester City youngsters Abdul Razak and Gai Assulin have joined Championship side Brighton on loan to aid their Premier League promotion push.

Razak will remain with Brighton for the rest of the season, while Assulin will be with them until March 19.

The Seagulls are just two points off the play-off positions and will hope the two City youth players can help in their chance for a shot at a appearing in the top flight for the first time in their history.

Manager Gus Poyet told the club’s official website: “Abdul is the type of midfielder I have wanted to bring into the squad for some time. He is someone we have been aware of for a while, and we have been patient - but now I am very pleased he is here because he offers something different to what we have.

“He has the type of characteristics of a midfielder I want to bring, the strength, the power to go box to box, the technical ability; he brings plenty of things we didn't have within the squad before he arrived.

This is Razak’s second loan spell on the south coast this season after making three appearances for Portsmouth in the autumn. The former Crystal Palace man is considered to be a powerful box-to-box midfielder and has started in City’s Carling Cup wins over Birmingham and Wolves.

Assulin, a product of the much hailed Barcelona youth academy, has only recently returned to action after an injury lay-off.

"Gai is technically very capable, and has great ability on the ball. He showed great potential as an outstanding young talent under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona - I hope he can realise some of that potential here at Brighton,” added Poyet.