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Hall Joins Notts County On Loan

By Kieran Cleeves • 31 January 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 defender Ben Hall has signed for League Two side Notts County on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old, who signed for the Seagulls from Motherwell in June 2016, will link up with Kevin Nolan’s team for the remainder of the campaign, as the Magpies continue their push for promotion.

The Northern Irish central defender will add competition to Nolan’s options at Meadow Lane, after making 11 appearances for the Seagulls in the Premier League 2 this season.

Albion under-23 manager Simon Rusk said, “This is a great opportunity for Ben to gain experience in a first-team environment, as Notts County challenge at the top end of the league table.

“He’s been a regular in the heart of defence so far this season, and his form has rightly attracted interest from outside the club.

“It’s a fresh and exciting challenge for Ben and we wish him the best for the remainder of the season.”

In total, Hall has made 29 appearances for the Seagulls in the Premier League 2 since joining the club, as well as three games in the Checkatrade Trophy.

He also made 18 appearances for Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League during the 2015/16 season - after progressing out of the club’s youth ranks.