Date: 5th January 2017 at 5:28pm
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Jake Forster-Caskey’s Brighton career is now official over after a fee was agreed with Charlton to link up Karl Robinson – his boss during a loan with MK Dons last season – at the League 1 side.

Forster-Caskey had been on loan at Rotherham – on a season-long agreement – but this arrangement was mutually terminated to facilitate this transfer for an undisclosed fee to Charlton.

After his exit Chris Hughton insisted the former England U21 international – who won 15 caps – has a bright future in the game but his chances would be limited at the Amex Stadium owing to the form of others.

With his loan at Rotherham not going to plan the boss told the Official Website this transfer to Charlton was the best thing for all concerned.

‘There is no doubt Jake has a promising future in the game, but at this stage of his career he needs to be playing regular first-team football. With the form of our midfielders, we are not in a position to offer that, and opportunities at Rotherham United were also limited, so a move to Charlton represents a chance for Jake to play more regularly, under a manager he knows well. On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to wish him all the very best for the future, and thank him for his efforts while here at the club.’

Since making his debut in 2010 – aged just 16 – Forster-Caskey had managed 82 appearances for Brighton and scored nine goals with him set for a great Albion future.

However, the past year or so had seen him drift out of Hughton’s plans with it seemingly a matter of when – and not if – the 22 year old would complete a permanent exit from Brighton.

After doing this we’ll all wish JFC the best for the future.

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