Steve Sidwell signs new one-year deal with Brighton
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 07/06/17 2:29pm
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a new one-year contract with the club.
The 34-year-old joined the south coast club for a second spell in January 2016, initially signing on loan from Stoke City.
His move was made permanent last summer, and was an integral part of the club's promotion-winning Championship side last season.
Manager Chris Hughton said: "Steve has been a key member of the squad over the past 18 months. He thoroughly deserves this new deal and I am delighted that he is extending his stay at the club.
"Our fans know his qualities well, and his experience, particularly at Premier League level, will be important for us. He is an excellent pro and that experience will be vital for us next season."
Sidwell started his career with Arsenal, and first joined Albion on loan in 2002, during Steve Coppell's time at the helm.
He later moved to Reading and also had spells with Chelsea, Aston Villa and Fulham, before his move to Stoke.