Bolton-born Stephens began his playing career at Bury, with loan spells at Droylsden and Hyde United, beofre joining Oldham Athletic in 2008.
After three years with the Latics, Stephens then went on to spend two-and-a-half seasons with Charlton Athletic before joining Brighton in January, 2014.
In total, he made 223 appearances for the South Coast club and was a regular for the last three seasons as he helped Brighton gain a foothold in the top tier.
Dyche then made a move for the midfielder in the summer of 2020, as Stephens was added to the squad prior to playing Southampton at Turf Moor, where the 31-year old went onto to make his full debut.
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