Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed the signing of versatile and experienced defender Liam Rosenior on a free transfer after his release by Hull City.

The 30-year-old, who played for the Tigers in the 2014 FA Cup final, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at the Amex Stadium. He was part of the Hull side that earned promotion to the Premier League in 2013 and has also played in the top flight for Fulham.

Speaking to the club's ​official website about the news, Brighton manager Chris Hughton said, "We are delighted to have brought Liam in as our first summer signing."

Hughton, who took over from Sami Hyypia in December, is tasked with steering the Seagulls to a better Championship finish than the 20th place they managed in 2014/15 and feels Rosenior is the calibre of player required to help that along.

The boss went on to add, "He's a terrific professional, has a wealth of experience - which is something that is important for us - and during our negotiations showed a great desire to join us and be part of this club, despite some attractive options elsewhere.

"He's played at lot of games in the Premier League, is an extremely versatile defender, and can play at left or right full-back."