Albion boss Chris Hughton has thanked David Stockdale for his “immense contribution” during three seasons with the club.

Stockdale has joined Birmingham City on a free transfer, signing a three-year deal at St Sndrew’s.

He had been offered a new deal by the Seagulls.

The former Fulham keeper played a massive part in Albion’s promotion to the Premier League.

Hughton said: "Firstly and most importantly I would like to thank David Stockdale for his immense contribution over the past three seasons.

"He has been the standout goalkeeper in the Championship, and was a key member of our side as we went so close in 2016 and when we won promotion last season.

"There were some truly remarkable and very memorable moments, not least those three vital penalty saves last season against Fulham, Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday - all of which will live long in the memory for us all.

"I have a lot of time for David, not just for what achieved on the pitch here, but also with his contribution to the club, community and particularly around the time of the Shoreham air crash. I wish him all the very best for the future."

Albion chairman Tony Bloom added: “David will always be warmly remembered for being a significant part in one of Brighton and Hove Albion’s most-memorable seasons ever.

"On behalf of all Albion fans I would like to thank him for his efforts over the past three years, and wish him well for the future."