Date: 22nd June 2018 at 9:29am
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With the reaction to the signing of Jason Steele, a number of Brighton fans felt that that the announcement of Henrik Bjordal’s permanent switch to Belgium side SV Zulte Waregem was the final straw for Thursday.

The 21-year-old heads for the Jupiler Pro League after two and a half seasons with us. In that time he made more than 50 appearances for Simon Rusk’s Under 23 side and he finished as top scorer at that level in 2017/18, having found the net on 13 occasions as we gained promotion.

Fans were confused with this move as they believe his only destination should’ve been the first-team and they didn’t hold back in expressing both their frustration at the development, but also their confusion as to why he wasn’t given pre-season with the first team to impress and have the opportunity to stake his claim for a place in Chris Hughton’s plans for the coming Premier League campaign.

Over the last few year’s Brighton haven’t made many mistakes in reality, certainly not with our transfer dealings especially, but Thursday does stand out on that front.

There was some disagreement though, with others backing the club.