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YOUNG DEFENDER DEPARTS

13 July 2017

Bennett Dean
Rob Hunt

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.
 
“He has spent a good amount of time with the first team over the past year, and his attitude and determination has always been excellent. He now has the opportunity to play regular football at a club he already knows well.
 
“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.


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