Shamir Goodwin signs Brighton & Hove Albion contract

Brighton & Hove Albion's Amex Stadium

Brighton & Hove Albion have handed a one-year professional contract to young striker Shamir Goodwin.

The 17-year-old scored 20 goals for the Championship club's youth team in the 2011-12 season.

He told the club website:external-link "It feels like the dream has come true but when I come back for pre-season it will sink in properly. It's a great feeling.

"I definitely feel like I have improved over the past year. I feel I know exactly what the club want from me."

Meanwhile manager Gus Poyet has released goalkeepers David Gonzalez and Michael Poke, and midfielder Alan Navarro, after deciding not to offer the trio new contracts.

Navarro scored once in 85 games for the Seagulls while Gonzalez was restricted to two first-team appearances after joining on a short-term deal in January.

Poke only played one game in two seasons with the Sussex side, in the Carling Cup defeat by Northampton Town in August 2010.

Development squad members Leon Redwood, Ryan Simmonds, Jamie Strong and Mitch Walker have also left the Amex Stadium.

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