Albion's loan rangers face contrasting futures following promotion to the Premier League.

Some will make temporary exits again - still with a possible part to play in the years ahead.

Others do not feature in Chris Hughton's plans. For them it is the end of the road.

Who is in and who is out?

CHRISTIAN WALTON (goalkeeper) Loaned to: Luton Town until January, Southend March to May.

Prospects: Albion will continue to nurture Walton, who has been with the club for three-and-a-half years and is still only 21.

He has been loaned out to four clubs so far and that pattern will be maintained, probably in conjunction with a contract extension as his existing deal has only a year to run.

ROB HUNT (right-back, below)The Argus: Loaned to: Oldham January to May.

Prospects: Experienced campaigners are ahead of him - Bruno, Gaetan Bong, Liam Rosenior - and Hughton will add to those options.

Hunt, 22 next month, has time on his side. Hughton says he has "great potential". Another loan spell beckons to further benefit his development.

ROHAN INCE (midfield) Loaned to: Swindon January to May.

Prospects: Ince's Albion career has gone backwards since thriving during the reign of Oscar Garcia.

He did not make a single league appearance last year but is under contract for another season and Hughton has not given up on him yet.

Ince, 24, is reaching a crossroads. Does he get loaned out again or desire more certainty?

KAZENGA LUALUA (left-winger, below) Loaned to: QPR, January to May.

Prospects: Seventy league starts in more than seven years tells a story. LuaLua's explosive style has made him susceptible to injuries.

Hughton likes his wingers to work both ways and looks for a degree of consistency. LuaLua is well down the pecking order and unlikely to see out the year remaining on his contract.

The Argus: ELVIS MANU (striker) Loaned to: Go Ahead Eagles, January to May.

Prospects: The enigmatic Dutchman's move from Feyenoord two summers ago has not worked out.

He remains under contract until the end of next season, but Albion will seek to cut their losses. Manu is damaged goods after disciplinary issues and rows when out on loan in England and Holland.

CHRIS O'GRADY (striker) Loaned to: Burton Albion, season-long.

Prospects: Has not kicked a ball for Albion since the first few months of Hughton's reign, spending each of the last two seasons on loan to Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion.

Hard-working but non-scoring, a drop back into the lower divisions is the likely scenario for the 31-year-old. Chesterfield have been linked.

MISCELLANEOUS Irish midfielder Richie Towell, yet to make a league start, will be loaned out after earning a contract extension.

At development squad level, striker Jordan Maguire-Drew excelled on loan to Dagenham and Redbridge for the season and could be one for the future.

Norwegian winger Henrik Bjordal has also profited from a stint with IFK Gothenburg in Sweden.

It will be harder for any of the youngsters to break through now Albion are in the Premier League - but also an added incentive to catch the eye.