MAURICIO Pellegrino admits club-record signing Guido Carrillo will take time to adapt to Saints’ style of play.

The St Mary’s chief reckons the Argentine striker, who moved to Saints from Monaco for £19.2m last month, will need to have a bedding in period before he starts to get to his “best level”.

“Yes, for sure and the player has to adapt to his team-mates,” Pellegrino said, ahead of tomorrow's game against West Bromwich Albion.

“Obviously the dynamics of the team, the movement, the profile of his team-mates too.

“It’s not the same for him if Tadic plays on the right or Prowsey, Davo, or Sofiane. It depends how the full-backs are too. He has to know.

“The connection of the players is unlimited and it’s something, when you bring someone in, everything changes.”

Pellegrino, who will monitor the fitness of Manolo Gabbiadini after the Italian picked up a slight hip injury in the Brighton draw on Wednesday night, does, however, see potential in going two up top and playing another striker alongside Carrillo.

He said: “Yes, why not? They play yesterday 30 minutes and afterwards with Manolo; Manolo play with Charlie (Austin), Shane play with Charlie.

“Sometimes we did well, sometimes not too much but it’s one possibility.”

He added: “You never know the evolution of the team, again Brighton in some moments we play with Shane (Long) with Manolo (Gabbiadini). I think if they do the right movements, I think they can play together.

“I think we have a team that we are comfortable when we move the ball on the ground but to try to do this, you have to be in the right situations, in the right positions, don’t be at the same line all the time, when someone comes, the other has to run, has to be a good understanding but, yes, it’s one possibility.”