Richie Towell won't be moving up to the Premier League with Brighton next season.
Seagulls manager Chris Hughton has signalled his intention to loan the former Dundalk star out to a Championship club next season.
Towell has found game time at Brighton hard to come by starting only two FA Cup ties since swapping Oriel Park for the Am-Ex 18-months ago.
Speaking about Towell to the newspaper The Argus, Houghton said:
"We have been really delighted with Richie but we are very keen for him to get out on loan to the Championship next season."
Towell won back-to-back league titles with Dundalk in 2014 and 2015, scoring 25 league goals in the '15 season, earning him the move to Brighton.