Brighton’s Aussie sensation earns loan move & he already has a fight on his hands

Australian Cameron Peupion has joined League One strugglers Cheltenham Town on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League.

Peupion completes the temporary move to Cheltenham for the rest of the 2023-24 season as the Olyroo eyes more regular first-team football after making his Premier League debut for Brighton last term.

But the 20-year-old sensation and former Sydney FC youngster has an early fight on his hands in England’s third tier.

Cheltenham are rooted to the bottom of the League One standings with just one point from their opening five matches of the season but Peupion is relishing the challenge.

“I’m really excited, I just want to get stuck in now and hopefully help the boys and maybe turn things around a little bit,” he said.

“I feel ready for that next challenge, hoping to play week in week out and I feel now is the time to come and prove myself in first team football.

“I’m a creative player and I like to try and make things happen. I want to score goals, get assists, try and help the team that way.”

Peupion joins the growing number of Aussies in League One.

Kusini Yengi and Socceroos midfielder Alex Robertson (loan) are both based at Portsmouth, Jack Iredale plays for Bolton Wanderers and Olyroos goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic is the starter for Peterborough United, while Jon Brady is head coach of Northampton Town.