Glenn Murray has welcomed his new deal at Albion.

But he has revealed he was not losing any sleep over his future.

The Seagulls striker is now committed to the club until the end of next season after agreeing a one-year extension.

He remains first choice in attack for Albion and their top scorer this term with six goals.

Murray said: “It’s very nice to have the security, especially when my family are based here, that’s a big thing for me.

“It wasn’t something I was losing sleep over, I was fully focused on the season as a whole and trying to keep Brighton in the Premier League.

“But it’s nice to put the next year to bed and know that I’ll be here at the club, hopefully playing in the Premier League again.”

Murray, who turned 35 in Setpember, believes his efforts merited the extended deal – and not just because of his goals.

He added: “I believe I deserve this and obviously the club feel exactly the same, otherwise they wouldn't have rewarded me with a new contract. My form has got a part to play in the circumstances.

“If I remained professional, trained well, played well and did the right things on the field, even if the goals weren’t coming, I still believe the club would have given me this contract.

“Training is the lead up to a game on a Saturday, and it’s just about keeping yourself as right as possible and working towards your pinnacle.

“At my age I know what I need to do and what I don’t need to do. I try and focus on the things I need and try to prepare properly for every single game.”

“I think it’s about maintaining more than anything, rather than progressing. It’s about concentrating on the things that you’re good at and trying to keep on doing those.”