Date: 19th November 2016 at 2:19pm
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There was a notable omission from the dug out in Friday night’s game against Aston Villa at the Amex Stadium – our assistant manager Colin Calderwood.

With Villa and Steve Bruce on the search for an assistant manager, late this week, links surfaced of talk about Calderwood and news ahead of the game suggested strongly that talks were ongoing and it was only a matter of time before an agreement was struck between the clubs when it came to compensation.

Manager Chris Hughton confirmed as much as he spoke to the Sky Sports cameras following the full time whistle, and his appointment at Aston Villa should be confirmed today or tomorrow latest you would think.

Earlier today Brighton released a statement on the Official Site to the same effect.

‘Brighton & Hove Albion today confirmed they agreed a compensation package with Aston Villa, shortly ahead of last night’s match, allowing for Colin Calderwood’s release from his notice period this weekend. The club would like to thank Colin for his service since February 2015 and to wish him well for the future.’

The statement went on to confirm that the club will now finalise it’s own recruitment process to appoint a new assistant manager, and I wouldn’t expect any further releases until we’ve identified that man and are ready to announce his incoming.

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