FORMER Colchester United academy youngster Todd Miller has signed a new contract with Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who left the U's to join the Seagulls in July 2019, has penned a new one-year deal with the South Coast club.

Miller has made 19 Premier League 2 appearances for Brighton this campaign, scoring four goals and contributing four assists.

He became Colchester's youngest-ever first-team player when he came on for Courtney Senior in a League Two game at Exeter City in March, 2019 at the age of 16 years and 166 days.

It was Miller's only first-team appearance for the U's and he surpassed the previous record set by Lindsay Smith by 48 days.


Miller told the Brighton website: “I am delighted to sign for another year. I’ve had a really good season, I have played a lot of games and I want to build on that.

“I’ve played in a few different positions this season which I’ve enjoyed and I’ve learned more about the game.

“The under-23s environment under Andrew Crofts is similar to the first team, which is good preparation if we get the opportunity to make the step up.


"I get on really well with him on both a personal and professional level and I know he will help me kick on again next season.

“It was good to end the season on a high with the Sussex Senior Cup final win, it reflected the togetherness in the team.”