Young Brighton & Hove Albion defender Rob Hunt has joined Oldham Athletic on a permanent basis on undisclosed terms.
The 22-year-old has signed a two-year deal and returns to Boundary Park after a successful loan spell last season, in which he made ten appearances.
Manager Chris Hughton said, “Rob has been very keen to play regular senior football since I arrived at the club, and having had the experience with Oldham last season, this move provides him with that chance.
“It's a great opportunity for Rob and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future on behalf of everyone at the football club.”
The Dagenham-born defender joined Albion as a 16-year-old, having been spotted playing Sunday football for Essex-based Brentwood Town.
A regular in the under-23 side in recent seasons, he made his Albion debut in last season's EFL Cup tie at Oxford United, and first league appearance in a 1-0 win at Burton in September 2016.
He went on to play eight times for the Seagulls, including three appearances in the Checkatrade Trophy - before his loan spell with Oldham.