English Premiership

Murray pens new deal with Brighton

Glenn Murray (Getty Images)
Glenn Murray (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Glenn Murray has been rewarded for his impressive goal-scoring form for Brighton with a new contract at the Premier League club.

The 35-year-old has scored six times in the league this season, to take his tally at the club to 100, and become the club's record goalscorer in the post-war period.

He has signed one-year contract extension to his current deal which will seem him remain with the Seagulls until 2020.

Speaking to the club's website, Murray said: "It means a lot that the club has shown another year's faith in me. I just want to carry on in the form I'm in at the minute and continue scoring goals at this level for Brighton.

"I don't think at any stage of my career I'd have believed I would be getting another contract in the Premier League at this age, but you just never know what can happen in football.

"That's why you've got to remain professional, try your best and keep striving forward. It's very nice to have the security, especially when my family are based here, that's a big thing for me.

"It wasn't something I was losing sleep over, I was fully focused on the season as a whole and trying to keep Brighton in the Premier League.

"But it's nice to put the next year to bed and know that I'll be here at the club, hopefully playing in the Premier League again."

Brighton manager Chris Hughton added his delight at being able to offer Murray new terms.

He said: "Glenn has scored consistently for us, first in helping us win promotion, and now in the Premier League as we seek to establish ourselves at the top level.

"He's proved himself at the very top late in his career, and his professionalism and approach on and off the pitch is a big factor in why he's still doing it now.

"After recently reaching the 100-goal mark for the club, I know Glenn will be hungry to add more goals to that tally, and I am pleased he's extended his time with the club."

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