Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton is heading back to Wigan on loan.

Fringe winger Jiri Skalak is also set for a temporary move away from the Amex when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Walton needed ankle surgery in August after joining Wigan on loan for the season.

He has made two appearances in the under-23s for Albion since recovering and heads back up north next week.

Walton said: "They're doing well at the moment and are top of the league (one), so it'll be a challenge to get back into the team but I'm excited for it."

The Argus: Czech international Skalak (above) made 31 appearances in last season's Championship promotion campaign but has not featured in Albion's Premier League squad.

Manager Chris Hughton said: "It's not down to work ethic or how he has done in training, just numbers.

"He has found it difficult to get the games he wants and he is one that will certainly be a consideration as regards going out on loan."