'We will probably lose him now' - Sunderland fans deliver Elliot Embleton transfer verdict as loanee starts for Blackpool in play-off final
Elliot Embleton will start for Blackpool in their League One play-off final clash against Lincoln City at Wembley Stadium.
Embleton joined the Tangerines in loan from Sunderland back in January.
The attacking midfielder scored in the play-off semi-final second leg against Oxford United and has been a reliable provider to Ellis Simms and Jerry Yates, who have been prolific throughout the second half of the campaign.
But do Sunderland fans now think the decision to let Embleton go out on loan was a mistake given Sunderland failed in their play-off campaign?
Here, we take a look at what YOU had to say on our social media channels:
@Keeler966: “He has done much better than expected and I suppose people will think it was the wrong move. Fact is he wouldn't have played for #SAFC but the loan has been excellent for his development. Assuming he is part of future plans he could be great next season!”
@JOBERSLAND: “The lad needed time on the pitch like so many youngsters, we couldn't guarantee mins so a loan was right time for him to shine.”
@JacobKirkbride: “Absolutely not. There was a lack of patience with the lad when at us. Plus we played him too deep and never further forward. If wants to go then don’t play him. We’ve treated a lot of youth like garbage over the years anyway.”
@malcolmthorpe2: “No definitley not, lack of vision from LJ. We will probably lose him now. Imo.”
@RussJW79: “We should never loan players to our rivals. Simple as.”
@PAlcock3: “At the time he was loaned we were flying so yeah right decision. Now we need him in the first team squad next season.”
@_JakeC91: “Yes, to get the minutes and so, don't think he would have gotten that this term sadly. Next season, all bearing of course, he needs to be in and around the team.”
@davephillips33: “I say yes at the time he was around 5th choice for the centre midfield and Blackpool were lower half of the league hes done well to help then get where they are so he shud definitely start on the midfield next season.”