Jayson Molumby has not been part of Brighton’s matchday 18 for their opening two Premier League fixtures – with Millwall still keen on a loan deal.
The 21-year-old did start for Albion in their EFL Cup victory over Portsmouth last week but played at right-back.
The Premier League club are back in action in that competition at Preston North End on Wednesday.
Molumby has already spelled out he wants first-team football after getting plenty of game time on a season-long loan to Millwall in the 2019-20 campaign.
“We’re still in regular contact with Brighton on one or two things,” said Lions boss Rowett. “I think Jayson still keeps in touch with some of our players.
“But while there is an opportunity at Brighton he has got to give it his best shot and see if he can force his way into their plans after making his senior debut [for them].
“He is a great lad. He’s the sort of player that of course we’d be interested in should a loan come up for him.
“But he is a Brighton player and they have to do whatever they think is the right thing and we have to do the what is right to strengthen our squad if we’ve given the opportunity.”
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