The new Albion defender is delighted to make the move south.
New Brighton & Hove Albion under-21 defender Tyler Hornby-Forbes says the chance to join the club was too good to turn down.
The 20-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year deal on Tuesday and the former Fleetwood Town man had no hesitation in making the move south.
He told seagulls.co.uk, “My agent contacted me to say Brighton were interested.
“I had a look at the club, researched it a bit more and it was too big an opportunity to knock back. This is a big step in my career.
“I first heard about the opportunity a couple of weeks ago. I had to sort things out with Fleetwood and the situation there, but in the end it was the right decision for me to come here.
“The club’s facilities are magnificent and the manager seems to give young players a chance. There’s another young lad who’s arrived from Motherwell [Ben Hall] and Connor Goldson came here from Shrewsbury and did very well.
“Hopefully I’ll get my opportunity if I do everything right.”
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The youngster highlighted his key attributes and highlighted club captain Bruno among the players he respects in the game.
“I’m quick, I like a good tackle and try to get forward as much as I can. My covering is good as well.
“I look at few players like Dani Alves and Kyle Walker too.
“He’s an experienced player that was at the Euros this summer, and I look at Bruno as well. I want to take on board the information he gives me and then learn from him myself.
“He is an excellent player who they made club captain, so full credit to him.”
Hornby-Forbes revealed the words of encouragement he has received from both Chris Hughton and under-21 coach Simon Rusk, and also expressed his gratitude to the Fleetwood fans following his departure.
“I spoke to Simon on Monday and I trained with him myself yesterday. I caught up with the gaffer and had some nice words with him. They both told me to kick on, try and get into the first team and show what I’m about.
“I have to say a big thank you to Fleetwood for having me for the past two years, it’s been a real pleasure. They’ve been a big help in my career and hopefully I can kick on now.”
Albion's under-21s begin their pre-season campaign away at Hastings United on Tuesday at Pilot Field, kick-off 7.45pm.
Admission prices are set at £6 for adults, £4 for concessions and free for under-18s.