Date: 22nd July 2015 at 8:43am
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As expected following the speculation linking young goalkeeper Christian Walton with a move to Bury, that loan deal has now gone through.

The England Under 20 international made the move yesterday to Gigg Lane on a season long loan spell and he met up with new manager David Flitcroft and his new colleagues for the first time on Tuesday following their return from a pre season training camp.

The 19 year old has made four appearances for us since arriving from Plymouth’s youth set up back in 2013 and he also has four Under 19 caps as well as eight Under 20 caps to his name given his development so far.

Hopefully his spell with the newly promoted League One side will see him get into good double figures for appearances to bring him on further for us.

With the deal now concluded, manager Chris Hughton said it was a fantastic opportunity for Walton to really challenge for the number 1 jersey and get games under his belt now and he knows that he’s gone to a good club and manager for his development.

He explained to the Official Site.

‘We want Christian to play regular first-team football as soon as possible and Bury will give him that opportunity. Bury are a club who have a similar playing philosophy to us, and in David Flitcroft I feel they have an excellent manager, who will be good for Christian. They have just moved into Manchester City’s old training facility in Carrington and, having won promotion last season, Bury are a club with ambitions to continue their progress.’

Hughton goes on to say that in his opinion they are a good ‘fit’ for Christian’s development and potential and he knows that he will get game time under his belt as long as he earns and justifies it and he’s confident he’ll do just that.

‘He will get the opportunity to play regularly at a good level and I am confident this loan move will benefit all three parties: Christian, Bury and ourselves.’

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