Brighton and Hove Albion extend top scorer Glenn Murray’s contract

Posted On 13 Nov 2018 at 4:28 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion has agreed to extend striker Glenn Murray’s contract by a further year, until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Murray, 35, is Brighton’s leading goalscorer, having scored six times this season. He notched up his 100th goal for Albion with his most recent strike against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Albion manager Chris Hughton 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.

“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.”

Murray’s rise from non-league football to the top flight is well documented, having played for Workington Reds, Wilmington Hammerheads in the US, Barrow and Carlisle United in the Conference.

He continued to work his way up the leagues via Stockport County before he first joined Albion in 2008, when Dean Wilkins signed him from Rochdale.

In that first spell he helped Albion win the League One title in 2011, before departing that summer for Crystal Palace, helping the south London side win promotion to the Premier League.

He returned to the club in 2016, having also spent spells with Reading and Bournemouth.

In his first season back at Albion, he scored 23 goals as the club won promotion to the Premier League.

He hit 14 goals in Albion’s first Premier League season and his six goals this season have taken him to 100 goals, making him the club’s post-war record goalscorer and leaving him 23 shy of all-time scorer Tommy Cook.

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