John Piercy has got his wish of a one-year contract with Albion.

The utility player had been offered a three-month deal to end in October to prove his fitness.

But the former Tottenham midfielder wanted longer and agreed a new deal with manager Mark McGhee before heading off on honeymoon to Las Vegas with new bride Stephanie earlier this week.

His dad Dave Piercy said: "John is over the moon to get a year. He loves playing for Brighton and didn't want to go anywhere else.

"He felt three months was a bit tight to prove his fitness, but Mark McGhee told him the day before his wedding that he would be offered a year.

"It was quite a wedding present and quite a week for him.

"He is really looking forward to proving himself.

"He's done okay despite an ankle problem. His goals ratio was pretty good and the fans liked him.

"He's played in the Premiership and in Division One with Brighton before, of course, and he is raring to go."

Piercy scored four times for Albion last season, including a double against Wycombe at Christmas.

After the original contract offer, he told The Argus: "Three months is not really what I want to sign. I was hoping for another year.

"I don't think I deserve more because I haven't played as much as other people.

"But if I can get a year without injuries and get in tip-top shape then I don't see too much of a problem."

Piercy, who came on as substitute for the play-off final win against Bristol City at the Millennium Stadium, was plagued by injuries last season but impressed McGhee.