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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 January 2008, 18:35 GMT
Colchester bag Brighton's Hammond
Dean Hammond
Hammond leaves after seven years at the Withdean (Getty Images)
Colchester United have completed the signing of Brighton captain Dean Hammond for 250,000.

The 24-year-old central midfielder would have been available on a free transfer in the summer, having spent seven years with the Seagulls.

Boss Geraint Williams told the club website: "He enjoys the physical aspect of being a midfielder and has the energy to get from box to box.

"The fact that he has been captain at Brighton means he is a good character."

Seagulls chairman Dick Knight added: "We did everything possible to persuade Dean to stay, including offering him an extremely generous new contract with a get-out clause if we didn't get promotion this season.

"But his Bosman-free status at the end of this season - and the opportunity that offers agents and players - has seriously influenced negotiations."

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