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Murray Extends Albion Contract

By Paul Camillin • 13 November 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray has extended his contract with the club by a further year, until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Murray is the club’s leading goalscorer, having scored six times this season, and reached 100 goals for Albion with his most recent strike against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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, and he first joined Albion in 2008, when Dean Wilkins signed him from Rochdale. During that first spell he helped Albion win the League One title in 2011, before departing that summer.

He returned to the club in 2016, having played for Crystal Palace, Reading and AFC Bournemouth, and scored 23 goals in his first season back as the club won promotion to the Premier League.

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

Click here to read exclusively from the forward after he put pen to paper on the new deal this afternoon.