'He's a big, strong, powerful, athletic lad': National League boss reacts after signing Sunderland defender on loan

Sunderland defender Kenton Richardson has signed for National League side Notts County on a month-long loan deal.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:50 pm

The 21-year-old right-back joined Sudnderland from Hartlepool in the summer and has made four appearances for the Black Cats’ under-23 team.

Notts County are fighting for promotion in the fifth tier and are sixth in the table, with games in hand on the sides above them.

Magpies boss Neal Ardley told the club’s website: "We did our homework on right-backs three weeks ago before signing Tylor Golden.

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Kenton Richardson playing for Hartlepool.

"At that time, Kenton was on our list but he'd had an injury when he first joined Sunderland and had only had one 90-minute game since.

"That was a concern to us but since then he's come through another three 90-minute games. Those doubts we had over his fitness have gone out of the window a little bit, so his case became a lot stronger.

"He's a big, strong, powerful, athletic lad and we're delighted to have him."

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