Date: 21st October 2011 at 6:22pm
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Roy Hodgson has insisted that Gonzalo Jara Reyes’ loan to Brighton is purely so he can get some first team action and keep his fitness up.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Hodgson confirmed that the defender would move to Brighton until January 2, but that the 26 year old was still in his plans.

‘He’s a good professional and a good lad. I just thought for Gonzalo it would be wrong to keep him hanging around here when he could play at the top level in the Championship and get some games under his belt. I think he is capable of playing in our team, but if things continue well and the players are retaining their places, then I hope he’ll get three good months down in Brighton, which is better than hanging around here without any first team football.’

The Baggies have a recall option should we need it after 28 days.

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