Date: 25th April 2017 at 1:59pm
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Midfielder Steve Sidwell has been speaking about how he hopes he has earned a new contract at Brighton following his performances this year.

Having first arrived at the Amex Stadium in January of last year on a loan spell from Stoke City, the now 34 year old signed a 12 month deal over the summer and has more than played his part in our return to the top flight for the first time in 34 years.

With 32 appearances in the Championship this campaign along with his Goal of the Season effort against Bristol City, Sidwell has often come in for praise in the middle of the park and speaking to the BBC with his deal running out in a few weeks time, he explained he’d love another crack a the Premier League and he’s hoping he’s done enough to earn a deal extension.

‘I want to be a part of it next year because I know we can stay in the Premier League.’

With two matches remaining in the year to now tie up the Championship title, Sidwell continued to explain to Radio Sussex.

‘When I signed the contract last year no-one expected me to play as many games as I have. I’ve probably given a better impact than expected. When I have played I’ve played well, I’ve put my best foot forward and I’ve given myself every opportunity to earn a new deal.’

Adding.

‘If there’s one on the table then hopefully we can thrash it out, it can be done and we can enjoy the summer.’

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