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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hull's Manager on Walton Loan...Says For Rest of Season

QPR's site said he was on loan till the end of February.

Hull Official Site - Brown On Walton Loan
Phil Brown believes the versatility of Simon Walton will be a valuable asset during the remainder of the season.
Walton joined City on loan from Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday and was thrown straight into the starting line up for the victory against Coventry.
The former Leeds United man can play in a number of positions and Brown is glad to have him on board.
"Simon is a centre back who can also play in the middle of midfield as well as at right back," said Brown.
"I like players who can play in various positions because it's a sign that they've been educated the right way and that they understand the game.
"It's a loan signing with a view to a permanent deal but they always are, aren't they?
"If we go undefeated from now until the end of the season and Simon plays every game, the fans will be chanting his name and he'll be difficult to let go.
"At the moment, he's here for six months."
Brown admits he did question whether or not to throw Walton straight into the side but says his performance showed he was ready for the challenge.
"Simon did concern me because he'd been in a car for a few hours on his way up here yesterday morning.
"He picked his boots up, signed his forms and met the squad players at the training ground because they had a session yesterday afternoon.
"Then I found out that Ian Ashbee had the flu. I asked Simon whether he was ready to play and he told me to throw him in.
"He played his part in a really grinding performance." Hull

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