Bournemouth: Brighton defender Marcos Painter joins Cherries

Marcos Painter

Brighton defender Marcos Painter has joined Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old ex-Birmingham trainee has spent three years at Brighton since signing from Swansea City, initially on loan, in January 2010.

Painter was an ever-present in his first full season at Brighton, but has been a peripheral figure over the last year, with just three starts this term.

Painter joins a Cherries side who have risen to the top of League One.

Eddie Howe's men have won their last five matches.