Cochrane makes Union loan move

Left-back agrees loan switch to Belgian club.

By Paul Camillin • 05 October 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Alex Cochrane has completed a season-long loan to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

Alex Cochrane has completed a season-long loan move to Belgian side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, subject to international clearance.

The England under-20 defender will join the Belgian B League side, who currently sit second in the table.

Technical director Dan Ashworth commented, “This is a great opportunity for Alex to go and play with Union in Belgium.

“He has made really good progress over recent seasons with our under-23s, and now he can go and get some experience of senior football.

By James Boardman
Alex Cochrane is moving to Belgian second-tier club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

“Our loans team led by David Weir will monitor Alex’s progress and watch his games; we wish him well for the season ahead.”

Brighton-born Cochrane has graduated through Albion’s academy  youth teams, and has been captain of the under-23s.

The 20-year-old has made two first team appearances, one last and one this season, both in the Carabao Cup.

He has also represented England at under-16 level and returned to the international fold last year for the under-20s.

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