Date: 20th June 2017 at 8:55am
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Sebastian Pocognoli played his part in helping Brighton into the Premier League but the defender isn’t going to join Albion in the topflight.

Brought in on-loan from West Brom last season, Pocognoli has agreed a deal with former club Standard Liege, sealing his return to the Belgian club when his Baggies deal officially expires on 30th June.

Left back Pocognoli, who previously played for his hometown club Liege between 2009 and 2013, has been thanked for his efforts at the Amex Stadium by Brighton boss Chris Hughton.

Hughton told the Official Website: ‘Seb was a great addition for us last season, having joined on loan from West Bromwich Albion. He was excellent for us across the season and I know he enjoyed the experience with us. Seb was an absolute pleasure to work with and he was yet another key member of the squad that clinched our promotion.’

During his time at the Amex, Belgium international defender Pocognoli scored once in his 22 appearances – he’ll certainly go down in folklore as being one of the players that helped Brighton into the Premier League.

Securing himself a new club for next season pleased Hughton too, who wished Pocognoli well.

‘I am pleased he has confirmed his future and joined Liege, and on behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank him for his efforts during his time with us and wish him all the very best for the season ahead and into the future.’

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