Elphick Extends Brighton Stay

  • Last Updated: April 2 2012, 18:23 BST

Brighton defender Tommy Elphick has signed a one-year contract extension despite spending the entire 2011/12 campaign on the sidelines

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Elphick, 24, has made over 150 appearances for the Seagulls and is on course to be fit for pre-season training following an Achilles injury.

Albion manager Gus Poyet told the club's official website: "Tommy has had a very hard time with the injury but has shown great determination and is well on his way to a full recovery.

"With such intense competition for places throughout the squad, including the central defensive positions, that will be tough, but knowing Tommy he will be up for the challenge."