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Christian Walton

Goalkeeper

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Biography

Date of birth

09/11/1995

Height

182 cm

Signed

19/01/2022

Country

England

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 linked up with Paul Cook at 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 Paul’s side avoided relegation from the second tier.

The 2019/20 campaign saw Christian 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.

Last season he stayed with parent club Brighton where he featured twice 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 Christian signed for Town on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee, penning a two-and-a-half-year contract at Portman Road.

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