Ezequiel Schelotto wants to help Albion stay up – and earn a new deal.

The Argentinean right-back is out of contract this summer.

He admits his future is up in the air but would love to extend his stay in the Premier League and with the Seagulls.

Schelotto is one of three different players who have started at right-back in the last three games.

He has fought his way into Graham Potter’s plans after recovering from a knee ligament injury.

Now he would love to extend that relationship – having at one stage appeared to have no future at the club when Chris Hughton was in charge.

Schelotto told The Argus: “I am very grateful to be here at Brighton.

“I have five months left on my contract and you have thoughts about whether you are going to stay or not.

“My family are very happy here.

“As I have always said, all the time I am here in Brighton I will give my best.

“The medical department here have helped me a lot in recovering from my injury.

“It’s a question of sitting down and seeing what happens.

“I have had a lot of offers but there is a lot to think about.

“You think about your family.

“I am in the best league in the world and I hope to keep playing here and for this club.

“My desire is to keep playing here for a few years but it depends on the directors, the owner of the club and the coach and what they want to do with me.

“A footballer’s life is complicated. You would love to stay in a place where you feel comfortable but it’s not always possible.

“But I haven’t packed my bags. My suitcases are empty because I want to stay here.”

Albion are winless in six matches, the last four of which have been against fellow strugglers.

But Schelotto believes a victory will come.

Her said: “Against West Ham and Watford we had lot of chances.

“But in matches you have to concentrate for more than 90 minutes.

“The Premier League is very difficult.

“We go on game by game and hope that the win comes at some moment or other.

“As I have always said, I am a player who can wait for his chance and make the most of them.

“That was what happened at West Ham.

“I went on with 20 minutes to go. Solly and I were able to contribute to the team.

“If it’s not us, it will be someone else.

“We have a very healthy and very good competition within the group.

“Against Watford, I started and I hope to keep getting these opportunities.”

Schelotto, 30, is keen to help his compatriot Alexis Mac Allister settle at Albion.

“I will be close to him. He is a young player.

“I have a lot of experience in Europe.

“We have a good department at the club who help young players who are away from home for the first time.

“But, for my part as an Argentinean, I will help him a lot.

“When I came to Europe I was 18. I settled well and people helped me.

“Now I have to play that role.

“I arrived with my dad – just us two – and it wasn’t easy but I always wanted to come and play football.”