Jackson extends deal

Ben Jackson of Brighton
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Central defender Ben Jackson has signed a contract extension with Brighton and will immediately join Scottish Championship side Livingston for a season-long loan.

Jackson, 20, is now under contract until June 2025, with the club holding an option for a further year.

Men’s under-21 head coach Shannon Ruth said, “We were pleased with Ben’s progress last season. He is a player who has some strong attributes and is the type of centre back we like to have here in the academy.

“Now he has an excellent opportunity to take that step into a men’s first team environment. Gordon Greer’s department will keep a close eye on his development over the course of the season.”