Danny Holla has admitted he will need time to build up his match fitness following his recent move to Brighton.
"It was nice to be on the pitch again. I didn't play a game for three months, so I'm a little bit tired now," he told BBC Sussex.
"I have to train more, play more games and it will come."
Holla, who left Den Haag this summer and has also played for Groningen, could make his home debut for the Seagulls against Bolton this weekend.
"It's good that I played and I'm hoping to play on Saturday. If I play two or three games I will become fit," he added.