IT MAY be the inaugural winter break in the Premier League but fixtures are coming thick and fast for many of Albion’s loan stars.

Seagulls loanee keeper Christian Walton is set to return to action tonight after he starred for Blackburn in their narrow defeat to Fulham at Ewood Park on Saturday.

The 24-year-old made a number of great saves, including one at 0-0 to prevent an own goal from Bradley Johnson and also when he palmed away a Tom Cairney strike.

Aleksandar Mitrovic did eventually get one past Walton but the keeper is now preparing for Hull’s visit tonight after a loss which ended Rovers’ four-match unbeaten run.

Walton said: “That is the greatest thing about this division - the games do come thick and fast, so you can’t dwell on the result.

“We need to pick up the points when we can and it is a great opportunity for us against Hull in front of our fans, so I think we will be looking forward to it.”

Walton has fond memories of the reverse fixture in August when he saved a penalty from Jarrod Bowen, who now plays for West Ham, in a 1-0 win.

“It was a good penalty save there, which feels like an age ago now. It was a good performance up at their place and we need to emulate that and pick up the three points.”

Anthony Knockaert was an unused substitute for Fulham after recovering from a hamstring injury which ruled him out of their previous two games.

Marcelo Bielsa again played Seagulls loanee Ben White as a defensive midfielder for Leeds as they lost 2-0 to fellow promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest.

It won’t get any easier for Leeds tonight as they travel to in-form Brentford, who are fifth and just two points behind them.

Forest could leapfrog Leeds tonight as they host struggling Charlton.

Ex-Albion full-back Gaetan Bong was an unused substitute for Forest in the win which saw them move to within a point of Leeds in the second automatic spot.

The Cameroon international is eyeing the prospect of a return to the Prem.

Matt Clark played the full 90 for Derby as they won a five-goal thriller against Graham Potter’s former side Swansea.

The Rams are unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions and are up to 13th in the Championship - just seven points off the play-offs.

Leon Balogun was an unused substitute for Wigan in their 2-1 defeat at home to Preston in the early kick-off on Saturday while Jan Mlakar was not in the 18.

Jayson Molumby played the full 90 minutes for Millwall as they lost 2-0 at home to Championship leaders West Brom.

Robert Sanchez played the full 90 for League One Rochdale as they drew 1-1 away at Doncaster.

The keeper saw his clean sheet disappear in the first minute when Jon Taylor scored for the hosts.

Max Sanders was an unused substitute for AFC Wimbledon in their 2-1 defeat at home to Fleetwood.

Florin Andone returned to Galatasaray’s squad for the first time since November after recovering from a cruciate ligament injury.

He was an unused substitute in a 3-0 win away at Kasimpasa, which moved them to fifth in the table three points off the leaders Sivasspor.

George Cox had a game to forget on Friday as Fortuna Sittard lost 2-0 away to Heracles.

The full-back was sent off in the 32nd minute after misjudging a high ball and brought down Silvester van der Water in the box. Originally the penalty was not given, but after consulting VAR, Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot and sent Cox off.

Tom McGill was an unused substitute for Crawley in their 0-0 draw at Salford.

Kasper Lopata played the first half for Zaglebie Sosnowiec in the Arena Cup in Croatia, as they drew 2-2 against Bosnian side FC Radnik.

Bojan Radulovic played the full 90 for Deportivo Alaves B as they lost 1-0 away to fellow strugglers Izarra.