Falkirk FC is delighted to announce the pre-contract signing of Brighton and Hove Albion centre back, Tom Dallison.

The 22-year old, will officially join the club on a two-year contract on 1st July.

Tom has been a regular starter for Brighton’s highly regarded Under 23 side and signs having spent time visiting the The Falkirk Stadium and surrounding area last month.

Tom has also enjoyed loan spells with Dartford, Braintree Town, Crawley Town, Cambridge United and Accrington Stanley.

The 6ft 4” defender was a product of the West Ham United youth system, before going on to join Arsenal and eventually making the move to the south coast with Brighton.

Speaking after securing the services of his first summer signing, Paul Hartley, commented: “I am delighted to have Tom with us here to sign. He is a strong, athletic defender who has all the attributes to be a great acquisition for this football club.

“Tom came and got a feel for the place towards the end of April, he is a player that we have been really keen on for quite some time and is the first piece of business in what we are certain will be a very exciting summer for everyone involved with the football club.

“We are continuing to work hard behind the scenes in terms of our recruitment, while we hope to be in a position to make an announcement with regards to those players who have signed contract extensions in the coming days.”