Ethan Robson suffers Grimsby Town blow as Jack Diamond shines: Sunderland loan watch
Sunderland’s loan players were in action over a busy weekend across the football pyramid – but how did they perform?
We take a look at their varying fortunes across some intriguing fixtures:
JACK BALDWIN (SALFORD CITY)
The centre back’s tricky spell away from the Stadium of Light continues, as he remains sidelined through injury.
Manager Graham Alexander confirmed during the week that he had received no positive news on the injury front, meaning Baldwin was forced to sit out as the Ammies’ 0-0 draw with struggling Macclesfield Town.
ETHAN ROBSON (GRIMSBY TOWN)
Robson is still without a permanent manager at Grimsby following Michael Jolley’s departure, and the Sunderland loanee was powerless to prevent his side falling to a 2-0 defeat against in-form Northampton Town.
The midfielder was withdrawn on 55 minutes with his side already two goals down, and it’s believed the decision was purely tactical rather than related to an injury.
JACK DIAMOND (HARROGATE TOWN)
Diamond may still be searching for his first Harrogate Town goal, but he played a key role as his side completed a remarkable comeback against Chesterfield.
Having fallen 1-0 down, Simon Weaver’s side battled back to claim a 3-1 triumph - with Diamond shining.
JORDAN HUNTER (SOUTH SHIELDS) & JAKE HACKETT (WHITBY TOWN)
Both Hunter and Hackett were out of action as their respective sides didn’t take to the field.
Whitby’s clash with Grantham Town was postponed, while Shields were out of action as they waited on an FA Trophy replay.