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Young Seagulls 'keeper Hugo Keto makes loan switch to Irish side Waterford

89   //    12 Feb 2019, 14:51 IST

Hugo Keto

Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 goalkeeper Hugo Keto has joined SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Waterford on a loan deal until 30th June 2019.

Despite the transfer window being closed in England and Scotland, it remains open for clubs in Ireland until Friday 22nd February, which enables Keto’s move to Waterford to go ahead.

The 21-year-old, who joined the Seagulls from Arsenal last summer, has kept four clean sheets in his 13 appearances for Simon Rusk’s team this season.

Rusk said, “Hugo has proved a great addition to the squad since arriving at the beginning of the season, stepping straight into the side and contributing towards our positive start to life in the top division.

“But this move will provide Hugo with his first taste of senior football, and it comes at an important stage of his career in terms of development.

“With Robert Sanchez returning from Forest Green, it opens the door for Hugo to get that experience and we wish him the best of luck during his time in Ireland.”

Keto kept a clean sheet on his Albion debut against Liverpool back in August, and the Finland under-21 international has also featured for the Seagulls in the Premier League International Cup and EFL Trophy this season.

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Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club is a professional football club from Brighton based in Falmer, East Sussex, England. They compete in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. Brighton's home ground is the 30,666-capacity Falmer Stadium. Founded in 1901, the club enjoyed greatest prominence between 1979 and 1983 when they played in the First Division and reached the 1983 FA Cup Final. They were relegated from the First Division in the same season. In the 2016–17 season, Brighton finished second in the EFL Championship and were promoted to the Premier League, ending a 34-year absence from the top flight. Manager: Chris Hughton Arena/Stadium: American Express Community Stadium Nickname(s): The Seagulls, Albion Owner: Tony Bloom Founded: 24 June 1901
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