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Upson to join Leicester in Premier League

Leicester have agreed a deal to sign experienced defender Matthew Upson.

Upson turned down the offer of a new contract at Brighton in favour of a return to Barclays Premier League football, who this season ended their decade-long absence from the top flight by winning the Sky Bet Championship title.

He will sign a one-year deal on July 1 after his current contract with the Seagulls expires.

The 35-year-old played 47 games this season for Brighton, winning the club's player of the year award and helping them reach the play-offs where they were beaten by Derby.

Upson started his career at Luton and also played for Arsenal, Birmingham, West Ham and Stoke, before joining Brighton last summer after an initial loan spell.

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Garcia goes from Brighton

Oscar Garcia took Brighton to sixth. Credit: PA

Brighton have accepted the resignation of head coach Oscar Garcia, the Championship club have confirmed.

The Seagulls saw their play-off promotion hopes dashed by Derby in a 4-1 semi-final defeat at the iPro Stadium on Sunday which meant they lost the tie 6-2 on aggregate, with Garcia offering to stand down.Despite being time to mull over his decision, the Spaniard has now had his resignation accepted.

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Yeovil down after Brighton loss

Yeovil applauded their fans at the final whistle. Credit: PA

Late goals from Kazenga LuaLua and Jesse Lingard confirmed Yeovil's relegation from the Sky Bet Championship and fired Brighton back into the play-off places.

Substitute LuaLua struck with 11 minutes left and Lingard in stoppage time to secure a 2-0 win for the hosts and send Yeovil back to League One after one season.

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Brighton fight back

Jordan Rhodes netted for Blackburn. Credit: PA

Dale Stephens scored his first Brighton goal to rescue a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Both sides were looking to strengthen their play-off hopes and David Rodriguez helped Albion draw first blood with a low finish for his first goal in Brighton colours.

Rovers rallied and Jordan Rhodes diverted a Tom Cairney free-kick home from close range before Cairney got on the scoresheet just before half-time from close range.

But Brighton fought admirably and Gordon Greer's first of the season drew them level after 78 minutes before a breathtaking final few minutes that saw Rhodes score Blackburn's third from the penalty spot before Stephens headed in soon afterwards.

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