Albion defender Leo Ostigard insists it could be a huge summer for him.

The 21-year-old, who is on a season-long loan at Coventry from the Seagulls, is out of contract this summer.

It remains to be seen whether his future lies at Albion with Ostigard wanting to be playing regular first team football rather than a bit-part player from the bench.

However, with the number of options Graham Potter has at centre back in Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Ben White, Joel Veltman and Dan Burn plus Matt Clarke and Haydon Roberts being out on loan their is plenty of competition in Ostigard's way.

But the Norwegian international is relaxed about his future.

Speaking to the Coventry Telegraph: “It will be a big summer for me. But I don’t want to stress about it is just about seeing what is coming up.

“I need to take a choice and as I have always said, I need to play. I am not going to risk my career to sit on the bench so that’s my main thing as a football player.

“So I want to play for a team where I can play rather than sit on the bench for a better team, so that’s my opinion on being a footballer, and that will be my main thing to think about.”

Ostigard has been a regular for the Sky Blues playing in 35 of their 39 Championship matches so far this season.

He scored his first goal for them in their 3-1 win over Bristol City on Monday, with his Albion teammate Viktor Gyokeres also on target.

Asked if Coventry succeed in staying in the Championship whether the club would be an option for him next season, the centre back said: “Of course they’ll be an option.

“I have enjoyed my time here at Coventry and I have missed not playing in front of the fans.

“I would love to play for the fans and I would love to do that for one time.

“I have heard a lot of good things about them, so that will be an option of course, and we have to see what’s coming up, and what Brighton are saying to me.

“But my main thing is playing football and as many games as I can.”