Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a new one-year deal, the newly-promoted club have announced.
Sidwell made 34 appearances in the Sky bet Championship last season as Brighton returned to the top flight for the first time in 34 years.
The 34-year-old joined the Seagulls for a second spell in January 2016 after initially signing on a loan deal from Stoke.
“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,” manager Chris Hughton said.
“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.”
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Sidwell began his career with Arsenal, and first joined Brighton on loan in 2002, during Steve Coppell’s time with the club.
He later moved to Reading, and enjoyed spells with Chelsea, Aston Villa and Fulham, before his move to Stoke.