Republic of Ireland international Rianna Jarrett has been released by Brighton.

Jarrett moved to the club from Wexford Youths in January 2020. She made 16 appearances this season, scoring two goals.

However the news is better for Megan Connolly who has been offered a deal.

Jarrett, however, will be one of nine players leaving the club at the end of June.

The 26-year-old said on Instagram: I'd like to thank everyone at Brighton for the opportunity first and foremost, but more importantly for being so welcoming and helpful.

"It was a short stint, but filled with some great memories and important lessons learned. I feel I've grown as a player and more importantly as a person throughout my time at the club.

"I'd like to say a special thank you to all the players at Brighton, you guys are an amazing bunch and i wish you all the best going forward, both as individuals and as a club.

"I couldn't have asked for a better home away from home.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for me and starting a new chapter."

Brighton head coach Hope Powell has promised to help the players leaving: "We have had to make some tough decisions and it's always a difficult time when players are released.

"I’d like to thank all the girls who are leaving for their tremendous efforts during their time with the club, especially in the last year when the pandemic has challenged everyone.

"They will always be welcome visitors to Brighton, and we will do all we can to assist them if they want to stay in the professional game."

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