Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton has completed a move to join Bury F.C. on a season-long loan...
Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton has completed a move to join Bury F.C. on a season-long loan.
The England Under 20s keeper has linked up with his new teammates, after they returned from their pre-season tour.
Shakers boss David Flitcroft said, “ We are delighted to secure the services of Christian for this season. He is someone we have been monitoring and tracking for a long time. Like any player we bring into the environment we have created we have done due diligence on Christian and have had incredibly positive feedback.
“The references we have had have been from outstanding well respected football people who have only been complimentary in the goalkeeping skills Christian possesses. He fits within the DNA profile of all the qualities we search for when recruiting a goalkeeper.
“Christian shows a great desire to keep the ball out of the net and maintains a strong presence within his area. He has superb agility and mobility and is extremely comfortable in possession of the ball when distributing from his hands or with his feet.
“The hunger he showed to join us and belief in what we are trying to achieve as a football club was something I was massively drawn to. Christian is desperate to eventually become Brighton’s number one and I am thankful he has joined us to be part of the vehicle which will endeavor to do that. He has a great desire to become the best he can possibly be and this is something I demand from all the players I work with
“The football philosophy and playing style at Brighton show similarities to ourselves and this will aid making his transition to us a smooth process. I would like to personally thank Chris Hughton, Nathan Jones, Ben Roberts and the staff of Brighton for making this move possible, as there was a lot of competition for his services. They all have a huge belief in Christian and we are delighted they have trusted us to work with him."
Walton, who joined Albion from Plymouth Argyle, was a regular on the bench for them last season and played four games for the first team, including his debut at Spurs in the League Cup.
He kept clean sheets against Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough as well as representing England at Under 20’s level.