Albion loan goalkeeper to Plymouth

Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 11:28 am

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton has joined Plymouth Argyle on loan until Sunday 3 January 2016.

The 20-year-old, who joined Albion from the Pilgrims in 2013, returns to the club where it all began for him.

Christian Walton

Christian Walton

Walton, who was part of the England under-21 squad who faced Switzerland at the Amex on Monday (16 November), heads to Home Park after an injury to first choice keeper Luke McCormick.

Albion boss Chris Hughton said: “This is a great opportunity for Christian to play first team football and I am sure it will be a great experience for him at a club he knows well.

“His previous loan was cut short by injury. Now he is fully recovered, has played some matches for our under-21s and has been away with England’s under-21s, so it is a good time for Christian to go back out on loan.

“Plymouth are enjoying an excellent season under Derek Adams and this is a great chance for Christian to continue his development.”

Walton played six times for Bury earlier this season. He has also made four appearances for Albion’s first team, keeping clean sheets in two matches last season.

He is in line for his Argyle debut in the Devon derby, when Exeter City visit Home Park this Saturday (21 November). Argyle are five points clear at the top of League Two.

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