Alexis Mac Allister says he has grown as a player and person in his 13 months on loan from Albion.

He has enjoyed playing different roles with Boca Juniors.

But he knows where his preferred role on the pitch is.

Mac Allister has reported for duty at Albion’s training base.

He said: “I have changed a lot in the year since I signed for Brighton.

“My time at Boca helped me mature and learn a lot of things.

“I think it will serve me well for my future and for what is going to happen here in Brighton.

“I am a player who can play in various positions and I have done throughout this year.

“Hopefully that will be useful for the team.

“I have matured in a lot of ways but as a person I try to always be the same.

“I have those values that my parents have instilled in me.

“I try to live my life close to my family.

“Hopefully they have the chance to come over and enjoy with me these times that I’m experiencing.”

He added: “As a player, I have learnt about playing in different positions.

“At Boca I played a lot in a midfield role out to the left.

“That is a position where I can do well.

“But everybody knows that I feel most comfortable playing in behind a No.9.”