Chris Hughton has thanked four departing Albion players for their efforts after the club confirmed Rohan Ince is being let go.

The out-of-contract midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Bury, joins Steve Sidwell, Liam Rosenior and Uwe Huenemeier in leaving the Amex.

Albion are offering goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa a new contract and are still in discussions with goalkeeper Tim Krul and his agent over the possibility of extending his stay.

Hughton said: "I would like to thank all four of those players leaving us this summer for their time here at Brighton and Hove Albion. Each of them have been a pleasure to work alongside and have given their all during my time here as manager.

"Uwe, Liam and Steve played a massive part in our promotion to the Premier League just over a year ago and all three have rightly written themselves into the club's history.

"Rohan has spent the last two seasons on loan with Fulham, Swindon and Bury, which has been good for his development, and I am sure that there will be a number of clubs who will be aware of Rohan. I would like to thank him for his professionalism and wish him well for the future."

Hughton also praised the efforts of Leo Ulloa while on loan from Leicester.

He said: "Leo proved an important member of the squad in the second half of the season, and on behalf of the club I would like to thank him for his efforts during his time on loan with us."