Ethan Robson suffers comeback frustration as Sunderland youngsters shine on loan

Sunderland’s quartet of loanees enjoyed a mixed weekend away from the Stadium of Light – but how did they all fare?

Sunday, 3rd November 2019, 7:00 am
Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson

We take a look at how Sunderland’s loan army performed this week:

Ethan Robson (Grimsby Town)

The midfielder completed his return from injury in midweek, but saw his hopes of a league comeback dashed as Grimsby’s trip to Plymouth was postponed.

Structural damage to Home Park called the clash to be cancelled just hours before kick-off, meaning that Robson will have to wait to feature in League Two again.

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Jack Baldwin (Salford City)

Baldwin remains sidelined through injury, but the Ammies are picking up some impressive results in his absence.

This weekend, Graham Alexander’s side sealed a 2-1 win at Newport County, with goals from Cameron Burgess and Lois Maynard sealing the triumph.

Stopper Mark Howard saved a late penalty as Salford became the first side to beat the Exiles on their own turf since February.

Jordan Hunter (South Shields)

The young full-back continues to excel at Mariners Park, and is really catching the eye during a productive loan spell.

He started again as Lancaster City visited the North East, but couldn’t stop the side from falling to a rare defeat – with Shields suffering a 1-0 reverse.

Jack Diamond (Harrogate Town)

Diamond was handed another start for Harrogate having impressed in recent weeks as the North Yorkshire side strung together a fine unbeaten run.

That came to an end at Eastleigh though, with the Spitfires winning 4-2. Diamond, though, shone again.