Sidwell signs for another year at Brighton and Hove Albion

Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 9:12 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Sidwell joined Albion for a second spell in January 2016, initially signing on loan from Stoke City.

He made the move permanent last summer and was an integral part of Albion’s promotion-winning Championship side last season.

Albion manager Chris Hughton said: “Steve has been a key member of the squad over the past 18 months.

“He thoroughly deserves this new deal and I am delighted that he is extending his stay at the club.

“Our fans know his qualities well and his experience, particularly at Premier League level, will be important for us.

“He is an excellent pro and that experience will be vital for us next season.”

Sidwell began his career with Arsenal and first came to Brighton on loan in 2002 during Steve Coppell’s time with the club.

He later moved to Reading and had spells with Chelsea, Aston Villa and Fulham before his move to Stoke.

The 34-year-old midfielder collected Albion and EFL’s Goal of the Season Award last season for his stunning strike against Bristol City in November.

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