Andy Hinchcliffe explains why James Wilson is important for Brighton & Hove Albion

James Wilson joined Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan from Premier League giants Manchester United earlier this month.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Andy Hinchcliffe has told Sky Sports that James Wilson will prove to be a good signing for Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wilson joined Championship side Brighton on loan for the rest of the season from Premier League giants Manchester United earlier this month.

The 19-year-old England Under-21 international striker is considered as one of the most promising young players in England, and former Wednesday defender Hinchcliffe has suggested that he will be a success at Brighton.

“Chris (Hughton, Brighton manager) has done very well to pick him up because they really do need him,” Hinchcliffe told Sky Sports.

“I think most clubs would have taken Wilson just because of his talent but at Brighton he could be important because if Zamora or Hemed get injured then they would be struggling because they'd be short of numbers.

“So it's a good signing on a number of levels and just getting him is the impressive thing.”

Wilson, who has been at United since 2010, made two appearances for the Red Devils’ first team this season before joining Brighton.

The teenager made his debut for the Seagulls against Birmingham City at home in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The 19-year-old came on as a substitute in the 66th minute and helped Brighton win the encounter 2-1 at the American Express Community Stadium.

Chris Hughton’s side are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 38 points from 18 matches, two points clear of second-place Middlesbrough.

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