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Defender Heads Out On Loan

By Alex Stedman • 03 January 2019

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White has joined Peterborough United on loan until the end of the season. 

The 21-year-old academy product will spend the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign with the Sky Bet League One side, having played against Steve Evans’s men in the Checkatrade Trophy at the ABAX Stadium back in October.

Chris Hughton said, “This move is one which allows Ben to play regular first-team football at a good level for his development. At this stage of his career it’s important that he continues to gain as much match experience as possible.

“He’s someone who we’ve had around the first-team squad for the first half of the campaign, but with competition for places increased with the return of Dan Burn from Wigan, this gives him the chance to go out and play regular football at a level higher than he experienced last season.”

White spent last season on loan to Newport County, making 42 league appearances and playing a key role in the Welsh side reaching the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup, where they exited the competition to Tottenham Hotspur in a replay at Wembley Stadium.

The defender has made five Premier League 2 appearances so far this campaign, claiming four assists, and was also named on the bench for last month’s 1-0 defeat against Burnley in the Premier League at Turf Moor for the Seagulls