Sussex have made their second signing of the winter by bringing in all-rounder Chris Jordan.

The 24-year-old has signed a two-year contract at Hove after being released by Surrey at the end of last season.

Jordan spent six seasons at The Oval but had failed to build on the early promise he showed after suffering a stress fracture in his back which ruled him out for the entire 2010 season.

Jordan, who was born in Barbados but has a British passport, follows his former captain at Surrey, Rory Hamilton-Brown, in making the short switch to Sussex.

He said: "I am delighted to be joining such a fantastic club. I had five enjoyable years at Surrey but felt it was time for a new challenge and chapter in my career.

“I hope to play a key role in helping Sussex challenge for honours in all three formats in 2013, and I look forward to joining the boys for pre-season and pushing for a place in the starting XI for the first game of the season."

Sussex released all-rounder Will Adkin at the end of last season and also let seamer Naved Arif leave so Jordan will bolster the county's bowling options.

Coach Mark Robinson said: “Chris has got enormous potential. He can bowl genuinely quick and has the ability to be able to bat at 6 or 7, and is a natural athlete in the field."