Brighton tie Sam Baldock to three-year contract

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  • Sam Baldock ties future to Brighton until the end of the 2019-20 season
  • The striker scored 12 goals in the Championship to aid their promotion bid
  • Brighton will contest in the Premier League for the first time in their history

Press Association Reporter

Brighton striker Sam Baldock has signed a new three-year contract.

The 28-year-old put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the Amex Stadium until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Baldock played an integral role in the Seagulls’ promotion-winning campaign, scoring 12 goals last season as Brighton secured Premier League status for the first time in the club’s history.

Striker Sam Baldock has signed a three-year contract extension with Brighton

Striker Sam Baldock has signed a three-year contract extension with Brighton

Striker Sam Baldock has signed a three-year contract extension with Brighton

‘As soon as the club made noises that they wanted to extend my contract it was always in my head that this is where I want to be,’ Baldock told the club’s official website.

‘Last season was probably the pinnacle of my career, and I hope now we can establish ourselves in the Premier League and continue to improve together.’

Baldock has played 88 games for Brighton following his move in 2014, scoring 20 times

Baldock has played 88 games for Brighton following his move in 2014, scoring 20 times

Baldock has played 88 games for Brighton following his move in 2014, scoring 20 times

Manager Chris Hughton added: ‘We are delighted that Sam has agreed a new deal with us. He has been a key member of the squad since he arrived at the club and this new contract is recognition of his contribution over the last couple of seasons.

‘He’s also a great professional and a good character in the dressing room, so we are pleased he will be with us for the next few seasons.’

Baldock has made 88 appearances for Brighton following his move in the summer of 2014, scoring 20 times. He began his career at MK Dons before ending his six-year stint to move to West Ham in 2011.

The former England-Under 20 international spent one season with the Hammers before moving to Bristol City.