SWN View: Wednesday target Christian Walton available in January, Owls must make move
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SWN View: Wednesday target Christian Walton available in January, Owls must make move

According to Lancashire Live, reported Sheffield Wednesday target Christian Walton is set to leave Brighton and Hove Albion on loan in the January transfer window.

The Seagulls are stocked in the goalkeeper department as Robert Sanchez has replaced Mat Ryan as the number one, while Jason Steele and Walton are in reserve.

Steele has made the bench on 12 occasions for Brighton this season.

Walton is certainly down in the pecking order, and manager Graham Potter hinted to reporters that while rating the shot-stopper he will be looking for a solution in January.

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According to Football Insider in November, Wednesday were keen on him taking him in January and they have been keeping tabs on his situation in recent weeks.

The Owls have three goalkeepers in Keiren Westwood, Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson.

Dawson, however, is out injured for the next six weeks. Westwood, meanwhile, is 36 and out of contract in the summer while Wildsmith has struggled for form of late.

The Owls must look at their goalkeeping options in January, and with Walton seemingly available, the 6ft 5inch shot-stopper would be an ideal addition at Hillsborough.

Walton has Championship experience having spent last season at Blackburn Rovers.

The 25-year-old played all 46 games at Blackburn last term. Prior to his spell at Ewood Park, he was on loan at Lancashire rivals Wigan Athletic between 2017-2019

Wednesday are in dire need of the January transfer window. Tony Pulis has managed to pick up just three points from eight games after being named Garry Monk’s successor.

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The Owls are bottom of the Championship table, seven points from safety.

The growing number of injuries aren’t helping, while a new striker and winger are also top priorities in January as Pulis now faces arguably the toughest job of his managerial career.

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