Cumbrian Glenn Murray was described as the ultimate professional after extending his deal at Brighton.

The Premier League striker, 36, has today agreed a new one-year contract at the Amex Stadium.

It followed ex-Workington Reds and Carlisle forward Murray scoring his latest Albion goal in their 3-3 draw with West Ham on Saturday.

The Maryport marksman is the club’s post-war record goalscorer and now just 13 shy of the club’s all-time record marksman Tommy Cook.

Brighton head coach Graham Potter said on the club website: “I’m delighted Glenn’s agreed this new contract, and it’s one he deserves. He’s got it because of what he can bring to the team and squad.

“Everyone knows what Glenn brings to this club, and he’s an important member of the squad — on and off the pitch — and he showed that in abundance on Saturday at West Ham.

“I’ve always said he’s got a big part to play here. He’s happy and settled here, he loves this club, and he’s been the ultimate professional on and off the pitch. He’s keeps himself in fantastic shape and that takes great dedication.”

Murray has not been a regular starter for Albion this season and had been linked with a January move away from the club, but after his goal on Saturday said he still believes he can make his mark.

"I want to play football while I still can," he added.

"I have always been happy at the club under the gaffer. I think he is a fantastic manager. I think he does things in the right way, we play football in the right way.

"I had to keep myself right over this four and a half months and wait for my opportunity and thankfully it came [on Saturday].

"I think I can keep going but the decision is down to other people sometimes. I have to keep myself ready for when those opportunities arrive.

"Any professional wants to play regular football as much as they can and for as long as they can. That desire never goes but if it does then that's the time to hang up the boots."