A look at the central midfielder's career.
Dale Stephens arrived at Albion in January 2014, and is one of the longest-serving players in the squad.
The midfielder started his career at Bury, before moving onto Oldham Athletic. He had loan spells with Rochdale and Southampton before moving onto Charlton Athletic.
He was a key part of their 2011/12 League One-winning squad. Making 90 appearances during his spell at The Valley, Stephens also chipped in with 11 goals including a memorable goal-of-the-season contender against Bury in his first year with the club.
The midfielder opened his Albion account with a late header at Ewood Park in a 3-3 draw with Blackburn Rovers and also found the net in style during the 1-1 draw with Blackpool at the Amex. However, Stephens’s 2013/14 season was brought to a premature end through injury and the midfielder didn’t feature again for nine months, returning in February 2015 away at Cardiff City to help the side secure Championship safety.
Stephens missed just one league game for the Seagulls during the 2015/16 campaign and scored the equalising goal in the club's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on the final day of the season.
The midfielder has continued to give his all in the centre of the park, and scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW stadium in October - en route to securing promotion to the Premier League with the Seagulls.
Days after the final game of the 2016/17 season, Stephens penned a new four-year-deal with the club, as he committed his long-term future ahead of their first season in the Premier League.
His Premier League debut came against Manchester City at the Amex Stadium, and the influential midfielder went on to miss just two top-flight games as the Seagulls finished 15th.
Stephens fired his only goal of the 2017/18 season against Crystal Palace in the Emirates FA Cup, as he helped the club reach the quarter-finals of the competition.
The midfielder went onto make his 300th league start with Albion in 2018/19, after being named in the side that lost 3-1 to Everton in October 2018.
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