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Walton: I jumped at the chance to join

The goalkeeper is thrilled to make the move to Rovers after arriving on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion

23 July 2019

"I heard the news that Rovers were interested and jumped at the chance to join such a big club, a club that’s going in the right direction."

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Christian Walton believes good times are ahead for Rovers after making a season-long loan switch to East Lancashire from Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion earlier today.

The 23-year-old will spend the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Ewood Park and returns to the north-west after enjoying similar spells at Wigan Athletic across the last couple of seasons.

The Cornishman helped The Latics to promotion alongside Rovers from League One two seasons ago before helping Paul Cook's side consolidate in the Championship last term.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be here", the giant stopper beamed to iFollow Rovers after putting pen-to-paper.

"It’s been a quick process. I heard the news that Rovers were interested and jumped at the chance to join such a big club, a club that’s going in the right direction.

“I have played against Rovers over the last two seasons and I could see there was something special about the club with the manager and the players they had.

“There’s really good people around the place. With everyone pulling in the right direction I really do feel there are big things on the horizon for Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

“I jumped at the chance to be part of things here. I want to keep progressing in my career and playing games is the main thing for any goalkeeper.

“I’ve done just that over the last three seasons and I want that journey to continue. I believe this club is the right fit.

“I could have stayed at Brighton, but I feel at this time in my career it’s the right choice to continue playing games.

“I’m looking forward to working with Ben [Benson], the goalkeeping coach, and hopefully it’s the right fit for all parties."

And after a 15th place finish for Rovers last season, Walton's hoping to play his part in an improved 2019-20 Championship campaign.

"For myself, I want to play another season in the Championship and do as well as I can," he added.
 
"My ultimate aim is to help Rovers up the table and improve on last year, and hopefully I can do that."

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