Brighton bring back Crofts

Poyet delighted to land experienced midfielder from Norwich

Andrew Crofts: Midfielder has signed a three-year contract with Brighton

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Brighton have announced that midfielder Andrew Crofts has returned to the club on a three-year deal after joining from Norwich.

Crofts played for the Seagulls in 2009/10 before leaving for Norwich, and he has now completed a move back to Brighton after spending last season in the Premier league.

Gus Poyet is thrilled to have brought in the 28-year-old and feels he has all the attributes to make an important contribution over the next few seasons.

"When we knew about the possibility to bring him back we worked very hard to do that, and it took a few weeks, but we are very pleased to have him," Poyet told the club's official website.

"We respected his career and helped him when there was interest from Norwich two years ago, and he went on to become a very good Championship player, as well as proving himself in the Premier League.


"Now I am delighted to have him back and he is going to be a very important player for us. We were always looking to bring experienced players who know this division and the Premiership, and Crofty has all of that.

"He is coming back to a club that he knows and he was happy to come back - that shows his commitment.

"I know how much he cares about winning football games. He leads by example and we want players like that on the pitch."

Crofts made 50 appearances for Brighton during his one season with the club earlier in his career, having previously played for Gillingham and had loan spells with Peterborough and Wrexham.