ALBION will listen to interest in midfielder Oliver Norwood.

The Northern Ireland international is down the pecking order as the Seagulls prepare for their first season in the Premier League.

Norwood is under contract until 2019 after joining Albion from Reading last summer.

The Burnley-born 26-year-old had a frustrating campaign at the Amex, making just 16 starts and none during the promotion run-in.

Dale Stephens and Steve Sidwell have both signed new deals, while Israel international Beram Kayal has recovered from a broken ankle.

The Seagulls have bought German No.10 Pascal Gross and they are keen on Manchester City’s Australian central midfielder Aaron Mooy, who spent the season on loan to promoted Huddersfield.

Norwood needs more game time as he tries to help Northern Ireland qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Michael O’Neill’s side are second in their group behind Germany ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Azerbaijan (5pm).

Meanwhile, Albion boss Chris Hughton is pleased to see central defender Shane Duffy back in action for the Republic of Ireland, who host Austria in another key World Cup qualifier on Sunday (5pm).

Duffy missed the last two months of the season after fracturing a metatarsal.

Ex-Republic full-back Hughton said: “I’m happy for him. You want the best of both worlds really. You want your players to play at international level, because you think they will be better for it, but of course there is always that fear of injuries.

“In Shane’s case it won’t have done him any harm. He will get a decent break (after Sunday) and look to go again.”