Hughton still doesn't anticipate any January signings but Schelotto could leave on loan

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton expects a quiet end to the January transfer window but says you can never rule out any late business.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 9:45 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:49 pm
Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The transfer deadline day is next Thursday and Albion have not brought any players in so far. A few under-23 players have gone out on loan, as well as left-back Markus Suttner, and Hughton expects things to remain quiet at the Amex.

He said: "You can never say no because you don't know anything that might happen. But my feeling is exactly the same, I don't think we will be bringing anybody in.

"We've had a couple of young players who have gone out on loan and Suttner of course has gone out on loan."

Asked if right-back Ezequiel Schelotto could also head out on loan this month, Hughton said: "Yes. We're working hard on that one, it's one that's agreeable with both parties.

"He's been very good and has been training very well but his opportunities have been limited this season.

"We're hopeful that something can happen.

"As regards anyone coming in, at this moment I don't see it."

Hughton added the club will continue to monitor things in case they need to make a late addition and said: "You have to. You hope not but there could be an injury or something that happens which you don't expect to happen.

"That's why we have a recruitment department that continues to work as hard as possible all year round.

"But I don't anticipate anything."