Brighton and Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber has reiterated that Percy Tau will remain at the Premier League club next season.
Tau, 27, recently confirmed that neither he nor Brighton are looking towards an off-season exit or another loan deal despite his peripheral role in the first team since being recalled from Anderlecht in January.
Speaking at a fans forum event, Barber explained that the fierce competition in Graham Potters' squad upon the Bafana Bafana star arriving mid-season prevented him from featuring more prominently.
"I think Percy has also been a little bit unlucky in the position he occupies. There have been other players who are more established at this level, who've been in good form and therefore have been ahead of him," he said, as per Sussex Live.
"These things sometimes don't always go according to the way supporters think they should or might and the player himself wants to get as many minutes on the pitch as he can.
"But ultimately Graham can only play 11 given players at any time and this season Percy perhaps has not had as much football as he would have liked or others might have liked to see him.
"But time will come. When that time does come hopefully we will see more of Percy and things will go forward from there."
Tau featured just six times for the Seagulls in all competitions while providing one assist in their 1-1 draw with West Ham in the English top-flight.