Brighton sign Dorchester striker Ben Dickenson

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton have signed Dorchester Town striker Ben Dickenson for an undisclosed fee.

Dickenson, 18, is a former Southampton trainee and has scored five goals in Blue Square Bet South this season.

"If he listens to all the advice and works hard it'll be a fantastic opportunity," Dorchester boss Alan Knight told BBC Radio Solent.

Seagulls boss Gus Poyet told the club websiteexternal-link: "I am delighted Ben has chosen to join Brighton."