'Delighted' Brighton midfield duo agree new contracts

Brighton and Hove Albion's 'highly regarded' midfield duo have put pen to paper on new contract at the Amex Stadium

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:17 pm
Brighton and Hove Albion

Max Sanders has agreed a new one-year new deal which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2022/23 season.

Teddy Jenks also signed a new long-term deal with the Seagulls until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Sanders, 21, has spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at AFC Wimbledon in League One before the season’s curtailment, where he made 22 appearances in all competitions.

Sanders, who scored his first senior goal away to Rotherham United back in February, was a regular for Glyn Hodges’s side before the Dons saw their season ended last month.

He was part of pre-season training last summer with Graham Potter’s men, and was named on the bench for the Carabao Cup victory away to Bristol Rovers in August, and has also represented England at under-19 level.

Technical Director Dan Ashworth said, “We are delighted that Max has signed new terms with the club.

“He’s someone who we hold in high regard for the future. He has had a good season in terms of his development and now the challenge for him is to keep up that good progress.

“This new contract presents him with an opportunity to make more strides towards first-team football with us here at Brighton and he will come back for pre-season training with the first-team squad.”

Jenks,18, who made his senior debut against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup at the Amex last September, signed the new terms at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre earlier today.

Technical Director Dan Ashworth said, “Teddy has made a big contribution to our development sides this season and that has been rewarded by the opportunity to work with our senior players in recent weeks.

“We’re delighted that he has chosen to commit his long-term future to the club and we’re now looking forward to helping him continue his development.”

Jenks has enjoyed another fine season in Albion’s youth sides, becoming a regular in Simon Rusk’s under-23 team. He made 12 Premier League 2 appearances, and a further three in the EFL Trophy.

He has represented England at under-17 level, and this season played a key role in Albion’s run to the last 16 of the FA Youth Cup earlier this year, finding the back of the net in an impressive away win against Derby County at Pride Park.

He is currently part of a 30-man first-team squad, which has been boosted by a number of players from the club’s development squads.

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