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Glenn Murray handed Brighton contract extension

Brighton striker Glenn Murray has been rewarded for his form this season with a one-year contract extension which runs until June 2020.

The 35-year old, who is the club’s record post-war goalscorer, has scored six Premier League goals so far this season, and reached 100 goals for Brighton In October.

Murray began his career in non-league football and spent years in the lower leagues with the likes of Carlisle United, Stockport County and Rochdale, before first joining Brighton in 2008 when they were a League One side.  He spent three years at the club then before joining local rivals Crystal Palace in 2011 for whom he scored 44 goals in 112 games before re-joining the Seagulls in 2016, after a brief spell with Bournemouth.

His goals proved vital to Brighton in their promotion campaign, and helped keep the side up last season.

His manager Chris Houghton said “We are delighted to have extended Glenn’s contract. He has proved a vital member of the team and his goals have been crucial to us.

Meanwhile the player himself commented “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.

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