Date: 9th February 2016 at 5:46pm
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With Chris Hughton for one happy to see the end to the ’emergency loan system’ era.

Hughton’s used the loan system, during the ’emergency loan’ period as it’s known, but the Brighton boss is a self confessed non-fan of this and will be happy when this comes to an end, as it will on 24th March with this season being the final time such a system will operate.

We’ve seen, as I say, players arrive but mostly this has been used to send players out of the Amex Stadium and as much as he concedes this can benefit lower league clubs so it could have a negative impact on this and aren’t as likely to be as happy to see this end as he is.

He told the Argus he doesn’t like the instability is brings, then again as he also admitted for topflight and Championship clubs it’s not exactly something these are as reliant on as those lower down the food chain.

‘I’m probably glad to see the back of it but it’s easy for Premier League and Championship teams to think that way. There are a lot of teams in the second and first divisions that absolutely rely on the market. It certainly helps in some ways on short-term loans, because there are tough decisions you have to make from (permanent) window to window. It gives that young player an opportunity to go for a two or three-month period. The part of me that is not such a fan is if it forces clubs and individuals to make good and strong decisions in that summer or Christmas period then I think ultimately it will be better for the game.’

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