Albion winger Solly March has ended any doubts over his future by signing a new four-year contract with the club.

He had been linked with interest from Southampton and West Ham during the summer but recently told The Argus he hoped to agree new terms at the Amex.

Those terms were signed today and take the Hailsham youngster through until the end of June 2020.

Albion boss Chris Hughton said: "I'm delighted for Solly, both in terms of his new contract and, more importantly for him, that he is close to returning to playing after his injury.

“He gives us great options and had an excellent start to last season.

“His new contract comes at the end of a tough and frustrating ten months.

“He has worked really hard on his rehab and now his challenge is to get back to the excellent form he showed last season."

March, 22, is closing in on full fitness after a long-term knee injury although he has been kept out of tonight’s Checkatrade Trophy game at Stevenage.

He has suffered a shin issue since making two comeback appearances but Albion tonight said he would be getting more game time “very soon”.

The Argus reported in July that March turned down an initial offer of a two-year deal.