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31 August 2016

A round-up of the club's transfer activity.

It's been a busy window for Brighton & Hove Albion with five new first-team arrivals during the window, and three additions to the club's under-23 squad. Five players have left on loan, while defender Glen Rea departed for Luton Town.

30th August:Sebastien Pocognoli arrived on a season-long loan deal from West Bromwich Albion. The Belgian international has represented his country 11 times and has previous experience playing in the Netherlands, Germany and in Belgium.
26th August: Albion added to their defensive ranks with the addition of Shane Duffy from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee. The Republic of Ireland international was part of the country’s Euro 2016 squad, and made his Seagulls debut in the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle on 27th August.
3rd August:Northern Ireland international Oliver Norwood arrived from Reading for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut in Albion's EFL Cup fixture with Colchester United at the Amex.

20th July:Jake Forster-Caskey agreed to join fellow Championship side Rotherham United on a season-long loan deal. It was the 22-year-old’s third loan spell since breaking into the Albion first team, after two separate temporary spells at MK Dons last season.
19th July:
One of the club’s academy graduates Jordan Maguire-Drew signed a loan deal with National League side Dagenham & Redbridge, until January 2017. It came after a successful spell at Worthing in 2015/16, which saw the 18-year-old score eight goals in just six appearances for the Rebels on their way to promotion.
18th July:Under-23 defender Tom Dallison joined League Two side Cambridge United on loan until January. It was the defender's fourth loan move since joining Albion from Arsenal in 2013, following previous spells with Braintree, Dartford and Crawley Town in the past two seasons.

16th July:Chris O’Grady was another player who completed a temporary switch away from the club, after agreeing a season-long deal to join Championship newcomers Burton. It was his third loan move at the club, after a season-long spell with Nottingham Forest last season, and a temporary move to Sheffield United in 2014/15.


15th July:Canadian international Sam Adekugbe arrived at the club on a season-long loan deal from Vancouver Whitecaps. The left-back put pen to paper on a deal, after impressing manager Chris Hughton during a training spell with Albion before last Christmas.
12th July:
Tyler Hornby-Forbes came in from Fleetwood Town to strengthen Simon Rusk’s under-23 squad. The 20-year-old put signed a two-year deal after arriving from the League One club, after making 33 league appearances for the Cod Army.
3rd July:Glenn Murray agreed to return for a second spell at the club on 3rd July. The experienced striker signed on a season-long loan deal from Bournemouth. He scored 56 goals during 136 appearances in his first spell at the club.

27th June:Glen Rea moved to League Two side Luton Town. The Republic of Ireland international enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Hatters in the final two months of 2015/16, and signed a two-year contract at Kennilworth Road.
24th June:Christian Walton joined Luton Town on a temporary season-long loan deal. The England under-21 international linked up with former Seagulls first-team coach Nathan Jones.
14th June:
Highly rated Northern Ireland under-19 international Ben Hall arrived from Motherwell to initially link up with the the under-23s’ squad. The 19-year-old centre-half signed a two-year deal with the club after previously working with former Seagulls boss Mark McGhee.
10th June:Albion's first bit of business saw Steve Sidwell sign a one-year permanent contract with the club from 1st July, after a loan spell with the Seagulls from Stoke in the second half of the 2015/16 season.

Click here to read Paul Barber's assessment of the window.

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