Vegard Forren wants to be part of a big night at the Amex– after seeing Albion’s recent disappointment on home turf.

The Norway international has declared himself fit and ready to go should the Seagulls need him at home to Derby tomorrow.

Forren was an interested viewer of the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle, just a week before signing for the club.

Now he hopes to be a part of tomorrow’s clash with a Derby side desperate to re-ignite their faltering play-off push.

Forren, signed as a free agent until the end of the season, revealed: “In Norway they show Championship games every week and I am sorry to say that the last one I watched was the Newcastle one, but I see it’s a good team and hopefully I can join in and make an impact.

“I can’t wait (for tomorrow). Hopefully I can join in.

“I am in good shape to do a good job so a game on Friday would be perfect.

“I can’t wait to go and train with the guys for the game and hopefully I can be part of the team.”

Forren was brought in after Albion lost Shane Duffy to injury, adding to the ongoing absence of Connor Goldson.

He has been getting to know the management team and his new colleagues.

The 29–year-old said: “I have a good friend at Norwich (Alex Tettey) who said a lot of good things about Chris Hughton and I can’t wait to come here and train and show him what I’ve got.

“I played against Anthony Knockaert when he was at Standard Liege.

“I already knew that he was the best player for them then and is a great player.

“I watched English football for a long time, so I know the players’ names but don’t know them too much.

“I know it’s a good team. I have seen five or six games of theirs and they look very good.”