Albion have rewarded six of their promoted under-23s with new contracts.

The Seagulls have taken the option to extend the deals of three more, while six others have been released.

Ben Barclay, Will Collar, Archie Davies, Danny Mandroiu, Owen Moore and Max Sanders have all earned new contracts.

The Argus: Midfielder Sanders (above left) was on the bench for Albion in their FA Cup quarter-final final against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Albion have triggered the option to extend the contracts of Henrik Bjordal, Billy Collings and Ben Hall.

Bjordal scored the opening goal in Saturday's 2-0 win in the promotion play-off final for Simon Rusk's prospects against Aston Villa at Villa Park, while Hall is currently on loan at Notts County.

Academy manager John Morling said: "They've all deserved their new deals after a positive season and we hope to see them continue their progression with the club.

"Some of the players may go on loan next season, but some will remain with the under-23s. They've fully earned their new deals, good luck to them and we'll see how far they can go at Brighton."

Meanwhile, David Ajiboye, Jonah Ayunga, Tyler Forbes, Dessie Hutchinson, Reece Meekums and Rian O’Sullivan have not been offered new deals.

The Argus also revealed last week that Tom Dallison has agreed a two-year contract with Falkirk.

Hutchinson made a full senior appearance in Albion's Carabao Cup exit at Bournemouth last September.

Morling said: "This is always the worst part of the season, but unfortunately these tough decisions have to be made.

"We thank them for their contributions to the club and wish them all the best for the future and we'll keep in contact with them over the coming years.

"Hopefully they move on to a new stage of their career. It's certainly not the end, it's just a new chapter for them."

The Argus: Aaron Connolly, scorer of Albion's other goal at Villa (above left), has been upgraded from the under-18s to the under-23s next season along with Alex Cochrane, Stefan Ljubicic and Tom McGill.