Crofts rejoins Brighton and Hove Albion

Posted On 02 Aug 2012 at 8:11 pm

Andrew Crofts has rejoined Brighton and Hove Albion from Norwich City for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old midfielder left the Seagulls for the Canaries two years ago and completed his return this afternoon (Thursday 2 August).

The Wales international has signed a three-year deal having been part of the promotion-winning Norwich side in 2010-11. Last season he made 16 Premiership appearances.

Albion manager Gus Poyet said: “When we knew about the possibility to bring him back we worked very hard to do that.

“It took a few weeks but we are very pleased to have him.

“We respected his career and helped him when there was interest from Norwich two years ago.

“He went on to become a very good Championship player as well as proving himself in the Premier League.

“Now I am delighted to have him back and he is going to be a very important player for us.

“We were always looking to bring experienced players who know this division and the Premiership, and Crofty has all of that.

“He is coming back to a club that he knows and he was happy to come back – that shows his commitment.

“I know how much he cares about winning football games. He leads by example and we want players like that on the pitch.”

Crofts has made 70 appearances for Norwich, scoring eight goals in the club’s promotion-winning Championship campaign.

Before that he made 50 appearances for the Albion during his season at Withdean.

He started his career with Gillingham, appearing almost 200 times in nine years, having made his debut at 16 years of age. He has also had loan spells at Peterborough United and Wrexham.


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