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Christian Walton




Date of birth



182 cm





Christian joined the Club on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion for the 2021/22 season in August 2021.

The goalkeeper, who was born in Wadebridge, Cornwall, was the Club's 17th signing of the summer transfer window and began his career at Plymouth Argyle.

He progressed through the youth ranks and was first named in a matchday squad three days after his 16th birthday, with Argyle hosting Stourbridge in the first round of the FA Cup. The match finished 3-3 with Christian an unused substitute.

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In February 2014 he joined Brighton, then members of the Championship, and made his debut for the club in a League Cup fixture with Tottenham Hotspur in October later that year.

Loan spells at Bury Town, Plymouth, Luton, and Southend followed, before Christian joined Wigan Athletic in July 2017.

In his first loan move, the shot-stopper made 35 appearances as Wigan won the League One title. He then rejoined the Latics in the summer of 2018 and again played his part as they avoided relegation from the second tier.

Christian spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Blackburn. He featured in all 46 league games as former Town defender Tony Mowbray guided Rovers to an 11th-placed finish in the Championship.

He featured twice for Brighton in the following season, with both of those outings coming in the FA Cup, and on the international front he has represented England at U19, U20 and U21 level.

Christian wears the number 28 shirt for Town, and made his debut for the Club at home to Bolton in September 2021.

In January 2022, he signed for Town on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee, penning a two-and-a-half-year contract at Portman Road.

Christian is sponsored by Grace Estate Agents.

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