Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen has insisted there is a plan in place for him at the club after his summer move from Brighton.

The youngster arrived in a summer deal from Ajax to act as number two to Robert Sanchez after Mat Ryan left the club.

He’s yet to really feature for the Premier League side, though, with just two Premier League 2 appearances to his name so far.

That’s been largely due to injury but concerning nonetheless, particularly as he might have found himself as Ajax’s number one this season as Maarten Stekelenburg is out through injury.

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Scherpen recently claimed that wouldn’t have been the case as he’d have been loaned out anyway, insisting he made the right choice to move to Brighton.

That’s something he’s backed up again today, saying there is a plan in place for him to make his way up the chain with the Seagulls.

“Of course, it’s a bit crazy to make a step abroad and then be rented out again immediately,” he told Voetbal International.

“It happens often enough, sure. But Brighton wants me to get to know the club, the players, the trainers and the style of play. Then hopefully beautiful things in the following year.

“You train daily at top level, Premier League level. That is top quality. I get my matches.

“I may not play 34 matches in a season, but you do get between fifteen and twenty games. And then there is also the Junior team.

“But of course, I understand it. You cannot go everywhere to be a training keeper. You have to play as well. What I will say: there is a good plan.”