Brighton sign West Brom defender Gonzalo Jara

Championship side Brighton have bolstered their defence with the loan signing of West Brom defender Gonzalo Jara.

The Chilean has started just once for the Baggies this season in a 4-1 Carling Cup win over Bournemouth and will stay with the Seagulls until January 2nd.

The 26-year-old will add versatility to Gus Poyet’s squad with the ability to play all across the back four as well as in a holding midfield role.

Brighton are without a win in their last six games and have slipped to tenth after initially leading the division in September. Poyet is eager to get back to winning ways and told the club’s official website that Jara’s capture is a step in the right direction: “He will bring quality and add experience of this level and higher, and help us recapture our early season form.”

Jara joined West Brom two years ago from Chilean giants Colo Colo for a fee of £1.4 million.

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