Albion striker Glenn Murray has signed a contract extension that is set to see him stay at the club until June 2021. The 36 year old striker scored his first league goal of the season on Saturday to secure The Seagulls a point in a 3-3 draw at West Ham.
He hit 14 goals in Albion’s first-ever Premier League season, and a further 15 last season to take him past 100 goals for the club and also make him the club’s post-war record goalscorer. Saturday’s equaliser at West Ham leaves him just 13 short of breaking the record of 123 set by Albion’s all-time top scorer Tommy Cook.
Head coach Graham Potter said, “I’m delighted Glenn’s agreed this new contract, and it’s one he deserves. He’s got it because of what he can bring to the team and squad.
“Everyone knows what Glenn brings to this club, and he’s an important member of the squad — on and off the pitch — and he showed that in abundance on Saturday at West Ham.
“I’ve always said he’s got a big part to play here. He’s happy and settled here, he loves this club, and he’s been the ultimate professional on and off the pitch. He’s keeps himself in fantastic shape and that takes great dedication.”
The Albion return to action on Saturday when they host Watford in a crucial Premier League encounter. Kick off at The Amex is 5.30pm.