Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has paid tribute to new Brighton signing Matthew Upson.

The defender joined the Seagulls on-loan.

Speaking of Upson's departure, Pulis said: "Matty has been a fantastic professional throughout his time here and an influential figure in the dressing room.

"He now has a chance to play some regular first-team football. It's a great opportunity for both Matty and Brighton, so we wish him all the best."