Date: 21st July 2018 at 2:11pm
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Brighton and Hove Albion confirmed on Friday evening that birthday boy Solly March had now agreed a new contract extension keeping him at the Amex Stadium until the summer of 2022.

The 24-year-old winger put pen to paper on his new deal today and since joining the club back in 2011 from Lewes, having progressed through our Academy setup, he now has 125 first-team appearances to his name. In 2017/18 he made 36 Premier League appearances for us as we avoided the drop back to the Championship and consolidated our top-flight status. He also scored his debut top-tier goal in the tie against AFC Bournemouth back in September.

Speaking to the Official Site as his deal was announced, manager Chris Hughton explained.

“I am delighted for Solly, as he’s worked extremely hard to get to this level and thoroughly deserves his new deal. He’s proved an important member of the squad in recent seasons, and despite being relatively young, Solly has collected a good amount of experience this early in his career. With our second Premier League season just around the corner, it’s great for Solly to commit his future to the club and now he can fully focus on the campaign ahead.”

March is now our second longest-serving member of the first-team.

Speaking himself about the new contract, he added.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. It’s nice to know that I’ve got another four years at the club, and now I can knuckle down and get going again. I don’t need to worry about anything and I can just focus on playing football. It’s nice to play for my local club – I was born and raised in Sussex, so it makes it that extra bit special. Our aim is to stay in the Premier League again, and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.”