Sunderland’s Billy Knott goes on loan to AFC Wimbledon

LOAN MOVE ... Billy Knott is off to AFC Wimbledon.
LOAN MOVE ... Billy Knott is off to AFC Wimbledon.
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SUNDERLAND midfielder Billy Knott has completed a one-month loan switch to League Two outfit AFC Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old has been a regular for the reserves this season, scoring twice in 15 appearances after finishing as the youth team’s top scorer last year with 13 goals to his name.

But the former Chelsea youngster is yet to make his first-team bow despite being included five times on the bench last season.

England U20 international Knott is expected to make his Wimbledon debut in Saturday’s trip to Port Vale, as Terry Brown’s side look to push into the top half of the table.

Dons boss Brown said: “Billy has a great range and weight of passing and will give us a goalscoring threat from outside the box.”

Meanwhile, American Major League Soccer outfit Philadelphia Union have confirmed midfielder Michael Farfan will spend the next fortnight training with Sunderland.

The 23-year-old, who broke into the first team last season, will return to Philadelphia in time for the start of pre-season training on January 25.