UPDATED 03:51 2nd August 2013
Rob Hunt came through the ranks at Brighton & Hove Albion's academy, and made his first-team debut in the 4-0 EFL Cup victory over Colchester United.
The defender joined Albion at the age of 16, after playing Sunday league football for local club Brentwood Town.
He progressed through the club's under-18 and under-23s squads, before impressing manager Chris Hughton with a number of fine displays in pre-season.
The 21-year-old made his league debut for the club in the 1-0 victory over Burton Albion in September 2016, coming on as a substiute for the final 15 minutes of the game.