'A chance to test himself,' Brighton midfielder agrees loan switch to League One outfit

Brighton & Hove Albion under-23s winger Ryan Longman has joined Sky Bet League One AFC Wimbledon on a season-long loan.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 5:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 5:48 pm
Ryan Longman

The 19-year-old signed a new two-year contract on Monday, having been with the Seagulls since 2012.

Technical Director Dan Ashworth said, “This is a great opportunity for Ryan to test himself at a good level in the EFL. He will learn what is expected in that environment and it’s up to him to use this opportunity to kick on.

“Like all our players going out on loan, we will monitor his development during the season and we wish him all the best.”

Longman has been with Albion since the age of 11, and has progressed through the ranks to become part of Simon Rusk’s under-23 squad.

The midfielder made his professional debut for a youthful Brighton line-up last September during a 3–1 home loss against Aston Villa Carabao Cup.

Longman came on as a second half substitute, replacing Aaron Connolly on 58 minutes.