Maty Ryan has revealed that he is free to leave in January if Albion ‘get a good offer’- reports in Australia have suggested.

The 28-year-old keeper was dropped against Fulham with Robert Sanchez starting ahead of him.

Since then Ryan has not been named in the squad for their games against Sheffield United, West Ham and Arsenal.

But the Australian international has revealed what Potter told him prior to being dropped.

Speaking to Australian media outlet The World Game, Ryan said: “The day before the Fulham game, the manager told me he’d be giving the other goalkeeper (Sanchez) a substantial to run to see how he goes, and would be keeping Jason Steele as his second choice as he likes the way he fulfils the role.

“He added that if I get a good offer in January I should take it, knowing that I want to be playing week-in week-out.

“It came as a shock and a surprise that he said that.

“Knowing where I stand now, from what was communicated to me, perhaps it might be better that we do go our separate ways.

“However, until that opportunity comes - and it’s a good project - then, as far as I’m concerned, I’m a Brighton player and I’m here to fight for my spot.”

Despite saying that he could leave in January, Ryan did take to Twitter this morning responding to former Danish international Mikkel Beck, who is now a football agent, after he tweeted out the article by The World Game.

He said: "This club has given me so much, so only right that I continue to give back with all that I’ve got! Got to stick together and work hard until the form turns around."