Brighton Duo Extend Stay

Brighton & Hove Albion defenders Bruno and Gordon Greer have signed new one-year extensions to their contracts that will see them stay at the Amex stadium until June 2016.

Albion captain and Scotland international Gordon Greer, 34 this month, has been a permanent fixture in the team’s starting line-up since arriving from Swindon Town in 2010.

Greer, who has played nearly 200 games for the Seagulls, has led Albion to the League One title and two Championship Play-Off semi-finals in his four seasons with the club.

“Gordon and Bruno are two important players for us,” Albion manager Sami Hyypia told the club’s official website. “They have great quality and experience, bring a great deal to the squad in terms of their leadership on and off the pitch and each has earned their new contract with the club.

“Gordon has proved to be a great captain for this club and he has demonstrated with his performances both for the Albion and at international level that he is a great professional. He works hard and sets standards every day and is a key player for us. I am delighted we have extended his contract.”

Bruno, 34, signed for Brighton in 2012 on a free transfer after being released by Valencia and, despite missing seven games through injury this season, the right-back’s performances have convinced Hyypia that he too deserves an extension.

“He is a great influence upon the rest of the squad, as well as a very good defender and footballer,” Hyypia said of Bruno. “He has great quality on the ball and has shown he is capable of producing that when playing in several different positions.”

Check out Bruno’s volleyed goal in the Seagulls’ 1-1 draw with Cardiff City earlier this season.