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
"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
"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
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."