Brighton sign Dons left-back

Brighton have signed left-back Adam Chicksen from MK Dons.

The Championship club will pay an undisclosed compensation fee

for the 21-year-old, who made 42 appearances for the Dons last

season.

Chicksen has signed a three-year contract and will join his new

team-mates on the pre-season trip to Spain.

His arrival follows this week’s permanent deal for former

England centre-half Matthew Upson.

Albion’s head of football operations David Burke told the club

website: “We are delighted that Adam has joined us. Our scouting

department have been aware of him and impressed with his progress

at MK Dons.

“He has all the attributes that we are looking for and already

has a good knowledge of our playing style, having come through the

ranks at MK Dons.

“He has great potential to establish himself in the

Championship, and we are delighted that he has chosen Brighton

& Hove Albion.”