Date: 2nd October 2015 at 6:57pm
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Adam Chicksen has made the loan move to Leyton Orient today for greater first team match minutes and the club have announced that we will be hosting the England Under 21s next month.

Starting with Chicksen, he has made the move to League Two Leyton Orient for the next month to get some game time as he’s yet to appear for manager Chris Hughton so far this season.

Speaking to the Official Site Hughton explained.

‘Adam is a very professional and determined player and he needs to be playing. He takes extremely good care of himself, has a terrific attitude and approach and he wants to play first-team football – so this loan move will provide him with that chance. This will not only be of benefit to him and Leyton Orient, but also to us as a club as it means we have another player out on loan gaining valuable competitive first-team experience. It now means we have Glen Rea, Jake Forster-Caskey and Adam out on loan, learning and growing as players, which is good for their future and that of the club.’

Having joined us from MK Dons back in the summer of 2013, Chicksen has made 12 appearances for us so far, and had loan spells out with Gillingham and Fleetwood Town last year. It will also be the second time he head’s to Orient following a three game loan spell with them back in January 2012.

As for the England hosting, head coach Gareth Southgate will be bringing his Under 21 boys to town for their European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on Monday November 16.

The game kicks off at 5.45pm.

Chief executive Paul Barber told the official site.

‘Hosting an England under-21 Euro qualifier is another great honour for our club and our stadium. We look forward to welcoming Gareth Southgate and his squad to the Amex next month for what is sure to be a very entertaining match against a Switzerland side who also got off to a winning start in group nine.’

Southgate himself said.

‘It’s likely to be a key game in the qualifying group for us and we’re really looking forward to playing in Brighton. These early fixtures are all of real importance for us and after looking at videos of other matches in the group, this qualifying group is definitely tougher than last time. With the way we like to play and the pitch, set up and atmosphere at the Amex, it’s one which we hope will suit us.’

The game will also be screened live on BT Sport.

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