Albion have completed the capture of towering Derby County striker Liam Dickinson.

The 6ft 4in marksman has joined the Seagulls for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract after passing a medical today.

The Argus understands the Seagulls have made a downpayment of around £300,000 for Dickinson - the same amount they paid to buy Glenn Murray from Rochdale 18 months ago.

Dickinson has not played for Derby since a £750,000 move from Stockport last summer.

Norwich had two bids rejected for the free-scoring 23-year-old, who had loan spells with Huddersfield, Blackpool and Leeds last season after 33 goals in 94 league appearances for Stockport.

Dickinson is the sixth new signing of the summer for manager Russell Slade and the fourth former Stockport player in the squad, joining Jim McNulty, Gary Dicker and James Tunnicliffe.

Fellow strikers Glenn Murray and Craig Davies also had loan spells at Stockport and Dickinson played with the former at Edgeley Park.