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Brighton convert Tim Krul's loan to a permanent transfer

Brighton convert Tim Krul's loan to a permanent transfer

But his hopes were dashed when Rafa Benitez told him he was no longer in his plans and that he would need to find a new club if he wished to play first-team football again.

The permanent deal will now allow the Dutch global to face his former club when the Magpies travel to the American Express Community Stadium this Saturday.

Then came three straight wins.

Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed the permanent signing of Tim Krul, who had been on loan from Newcastle United.

Losing twice in a week was not a familiar occurrence for Brighton last season, so heading in to this weekend's game with Newcastle, Hughton will be hoping they can respond quickly after suffering two defeats to Bournemouth in the space of four days.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton believes it is "key" his players adapt to recovering from disappointing results if they are going to be successful in the Premier League.

The 29-year-old - who has signed a one-year contract at the club - has been reunited with former United manager Chris Hughton at the Amex Stadium.

"For the fans, they can look at it and be proud, but we're five games in and have nine points on the board".

"We recognised at the start of the season it would be tougher season".

For now at least, Australian worldwide Mat Ryan is likely to remain first choice shot-stopper for the club and will likely start during the game against Newcastle.


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