Niki Maenpaa has signed up for a third season with Albion - and a fresh attempt to get more game time.

The Finnish goalkeeper has agreed a new one-year contract.

Maenpaa has spent his first two seasons at the Amex understudying David Stockdale.

Stockdale departed to Birmingham earlier in the summer and Albion signed Australian international Maty Ryan from Valencia for a club record fee in excess of £5 million.

Christian Walton has gone on loan to Wigan for the season after penning a new four-year deal.

That leaves Albion with Ryan, Maenpaa and an intention to sign another goalkeeper with experience for the Premier League.

Maenpaa, 32, has made one league start and eight in cup competitions since arriving from Dutch club VVV Venlo on a free transfer in July 2015.

Boss Chris Hughton said: "Niki has been a great asset for the club over the past two years, and I am really pleased he has committed his future to the club. 

"He has not played as many games as he would have liked, through no fault of his own, but his attitude has been fantastic throughout that time and his contribution to the squad should not be underestimated.

"He has trained hard working with Ben Roberts (coach) and the other goalkeepers at the club - but most importantly, when he has played, he has served us very well."

Maenpaa keeps goal in Albion's first pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund in Austria tonight (5pm).

Albion first half (4-4-1-1): Maenpaa; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner; Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, March; Gross; Murray.

Albion second half (4-4-1-1): Maenpaa; Rosenior, Goldson, Huenemeier, Bong; Murphy, Sidwell, Norwood, Skalak; Towell; Hemed.

Dusseldorf: Rensing; Hoffmann, Ayhan, Fink, Kieswetter, Bodzek, Schmitz, Giesselmann, Hennings, Sobottka, Bebou. Subs: Schauerte, Neuhaus, Yildrim, Wolf, Bormuth, Majic, Lucoqui.