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Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has told Australia shot stopper Matt Ryan that he can leave the club in the January transfer window after he lost his place in the starting XI. The 28-year-old Australia goalkeeper has been the first choice goalkeeper at Brighton and Hove Albion until recent weeks when he was taken out of the starting line-up by Graham Potter.

Matt Ryan left Spanish La Liga giants Valencia to sign for the Seagulls in 2017 while former manager Chris Hughton was still in charge of the team. The Australian national team player has helped Brighton to stay in the Premier League in each of the last three campaigns. The Australia goalkeeper moved to the club shortly after the promotion to the Premier League for the first time ever three years ago. Matt Ryan is a key member of the Australian national football team and he has made 59 caps for his country.

After the recent league game at Fulham, Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter told reporters in his post-match press conference that it is too early to say whether Matt Ryan has played his last game for the Seagulls before adding that he has the freedom to leave the club in search of first team opportunities elsewhere. Matt Ryan is no longer the first choice goalkeeper at Brighton as that position now belongs to Spanish shot stopper Robert Sanchez. Graham Potter has opted for Robert Sanchez at the expense of Australia shot stopper Matt Ryan in each of the last four games from the Fulham match when he was first dropped officially as both teams played a goalless draw in West London. Graham Potter has given Robert Sanchez five starts in the Brighton and Hove Albion goal this season including the last four games as mentioned above. His first start was earlier in the season, a 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur. Matt Ryan had played in 11 Premier League games before he was dropped.