Brighton defender Hunt set for Oldham return

Brighton's Rob Hunt in action with Colchester's Brennan Dickenson

HITC Sport understands Brighton defender to rejoin Oldham in permanent deal.

Brighton's Rob Hunt in action with Colchester's Brennan DickensonBrighton's Rob Hunt in action with Colchester's Brennan Dickenson

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Rob Hunt has agreed a deal to rejoin Oldham Athletic on a permanent deal, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Hunt spent the second half of last season on loan at Oldham and he impressed during his stint with the Latics.

The right-back made 10 appearances for Oldham and he played a key role in an improvement of form which saw them climb clear of relegation trouble in League One.

Oldham boss John Sheridan was a big of Hunt and was keen to bring him back to the club for next season as defender's versatility in that he can play right-back or left-back bolsters Sheridan's defensive options.

Brighton's Rob HuntBrighton's Rob Hunt

A number of clubs are believed to have expressed an interest in Hunt, but Oldham have moved quickly to secure the highly-rated defender on a permanent deal.

Brighton are willing to let Hunt move on as he is well down Chris Hughton's pecking order at the Amex Stadium as the club prepare for life in the Premier League next season.

Hunt came through Brighton's youth academy and made his senior debut last August before going on to make a further four appearances for the Seagulls.

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