By Wayne Veysey

2nd Nov, 2020 | 12:31pm

Exclusive: Sheffield Wednesday plot move to sign Brighton 24-yr-old

Sheffield Wednesday are eyeing a January move for Brighton goalkeeper Christian Walton, Football Insider can reveal.

Walton, who missed the start of the season with an ankle injury, is well down the pecking order at the Seagulls and could be loaned out in the winter window.

A Wednesday source has told Football Insider that the club are keeping close tabs on Walton’s situation over the coming weeks.

The 24-year-old is back to full fitness now and is eager to be playing regularly.

He has graduated from the Brighton academy to play four times for their senior side.

But the proven keeper has accumulated the vast majority of his 169 competitive appearances while out on loan at Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Luton Town, Bury, Plymouth Argyle and Southend United.

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He spent last season playing in the Championship for Blackburn and remarkably started all 46 of their league encounters.

The Truro-born ace spent the previous two campaigns at Wigan, where he was also the number one for the majority of the time.

Garry Monk and the Wednesday recruitment team are eager for a new keeper as they look to avoid relegation from the Championship.

Cameron Dawson has started eight of Wednesday’s nine league fixtures this season, keeping three clean sheets, and Joe Wildsmith the other one.

The Yorkshire giants are bottom of the league on minus four points after nine matches as they started the campaign with a 12-point deduction for breaking spending rules.

In other news, it can be REVEALED how Sheffield Wednesday tabled bid to prise £3m-valued star from Wolves.