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18 December 2018

Paul Hazlewood
George Cox signs his new deal with the Seagulls.

Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 defender George Cox has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the Seagulls until June 2020.

Cox has made the left-back berth his own over the past couple of years for Simon Rusk’s team, playing every single league match during their 2017/18 promotion-winning campaign.

Albion under-23 coach Rusk said, “George thoroughly deserves his new contract. He’s delivered a consistent level of performance over the past few seasons and proved to be a valuable member of the team.

“After a difficult summer for George, he’s bounced back and picked up where he left off last season. He’s always developing and it’s great to secure his services for another year.”

The 20-year-old returned for pre-season training ahead of Albion’s debut season in the Premier League 2 Division 1, but just weeks later had to undergo heart surgery after abnormal heartbeat patterns were discovered.

Cox returned after a successful operation and has since made seven league appearances and played twice in the Checkatrade Trophy, providing two assists to help the Seagulls finish 2018 in third position.

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