Stephen Ward joins Brighton as Gordon Greer signs new deal
Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Wolves left-back Stephen Ward on a season-long loan deal, while captain Gordon Greer has signed a new contract.
Republic of Ireland international Ward, 28, joined Wolves from Bohemians in 2007 and played 44 times last season.
Centre-back Greer has signed a new two-year deal with the Championship club.
The 32-year-old Scot has made 129 appearances for the Seagulls since moving to Sussex from Swindon Town in summer 2010.
"One of my targets when I arrived here was to keep Gordon here because he is the captain and a leader," Brighton head coach Oscar Garcia said.
"He is a very important player for this season."
Meanwhile, the Spaniard expects Ward to plug a gap first-team squad.
The Seagulls did sign Adam Chicksen from MK Dons, but the 22-year-old is yet to feature in the new campaign due to injury.
"From the first day we arrived here we knew we needed a left-back," said Garcia.
"Stephen can help us a lot and he can also play as a winger. We are happy that Stephen has joined and he is fit enough to play."