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Brighton sign Danny Naisbitt and Ashley Barnes on loan

Danny Naisbitt
Bishop Auckland-born Danny Naisbitt started his career with Whitby Town

Brighton have bolstered their squad by bringing in Histon's Danny Naisbitt and Plymouth's Ashley Barnes on loan until the end of the season.

Goalkeeper Naisbitt comes in as cover for Peter Brezovan, who has impressed after Michel Kuipers broke a finger.

Forward Barnes, 20, will offer competition for Glenn Murray after Nicky Forster joined Charlton on loan.

Naisbitt told BBC Sussex: "It suits me, the club and Histon. It's a great opportunity for me."

The 31-year-old was one of a number of 'rebels' dropped by Histon boss Alan Lewer last month after refusing to sign a new contract.

"From the manager and coach's point of view if I'm keeping Peter on his toes as a bit of cover it works for everybody," Naisbitt added.

"Coming from the Conference to League One is a massive step up, the facilities they've got are fantastic."

Six foot two Naisbitt has made 106 league appearances since signing for Histon in May 2007.

Barnes joined Plymouth as a youth and has made 16 appearances for the Championship side.

He spent a spell on loan at League Two Torquay this year, but failed to find the net in six matches.

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