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Friday 30 September 2016

James Wilson joins Championship leaders Brighton on loan from Manchester United

Published 26/11/2015 | 18:56

James Wilson will spend the rest of the season on loan at Brighton
James Wilson will spend the rest of the season on loan at Brighton

Sky Bet Championship leaders Brighton have signed Manchester United striker James Wilson on loan until the end of the season.

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The 19-year-old, who has made two appearances for Louis van Gaal's side this campaign, will stay at the AMEX Stadium until May where he will try and help unbeaten Brighton's push for the Premier League.

Boss Chris Hughton told the club's official website: "We have been keen to add a striker, and James has been our number one target for some time, so we are absolutely delighted to have completed the deal.

"James is an exciting young striker, and we hope that this move will prove to be very good for all parties involved.

"He is very highly thought of at Old Trafford and he has been in and around the first-team picture at Manchester United since Ryan Giggs gave him his debut the season before last.

"There was a huge amount of competition from rival clubs to sign James on loan and it has been another great team effort to secure his signature.

"I now hope he will help us maintain our excellent start to the season, and bring additional goals to the squad."

The Seagulls are the only team to remain unbeaten in the Football League this season and take on Birmingham on Saturday.

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