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Man City's Bridge heads to Brighton

Wayne Bridge has signed a one-year loan deal with Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 31-year old Manchester City left-back has failed to make an impact at Etihad Stadium and has again been loaned out following his spell at Sunderland last season.

Brighton boss Gus Poyet was delighted to capture former England international Bridge who has had previous stints with Southampton, Chelsea, Fulham and West Ham United.

"It's difficult to say how I happy I am because it's not easy to get top-class players," Poyet told Brighton's official website.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have Wayne with us. He's been one of the top three left-backs in this country for many years.

"There were a lot of things that had to come together to make it happen. Firstly, David Platt has been great at Manchester City and then Wayne and his agent have helped a lot too.

"It was not an easy one to secure, but this is what we want at this club. He's a quality player with lots of international experience.

"Wayne has played at the top of English football for a long time. We have all got to learn from him and I'm sure that he will have a very good season with us. It's going to be very nice to sit back and watch him on the pitch."

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