Sunderland striker in National League loan move

Sunderland have loaned striker Andrew Nelson to Darlington in a quest for match fitness as he recovers from injury, as reported by their official site.

The 21-year-old moves to Blackwell Meadows on a 28-day loan, shortly after recovering from a three-month lay off for the Black Cats.

The young striker will find chances hard to come by at the Stadium of Light and a 28-day loan allows him to return there in January and possibly make a Football league loan move. He’s yet to feature for Jack Ross’ side this season.

The Stockton-born forward spent time on loan in Scotland with Falkirk last season, where he scored four goals in 12 outings, and has previously been with Hartlepool and Harrogate.

Nelson will train with Darlington this evening and will be available for a start as they face second placed Chorley at the weekend.

He becomes the second player to make such a move in the space of a week, after Williams Kokolo made the same switch.

Our View

It makes perfect sense for the young boys to get out and play senior football, Under 23 level can only offer so much.

Darlington are a club that were once a Football league member, but now struggle to make ends meet in the National League North. they’ll be reliant on the generosity of their relatively affluent near-neighbours.

Nelson is a decent forward too, he should be a big hit in the sixth tier.



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