Sunderland prospect replaces Newcastle youngster at non-league side

Sunderland's Lynden Gooch has replaced Newcastle United's Callum Roberts at Gateshead.

Sunderland have allowed Lynden Gooch to join Gateshead today, as reported by the Chronicle, with the promising striker replacing Newcastle United's Callum Roberts in the Blue Square Premier side's team.

Roberts' loan to Gateshead from Newcastle was terminated earlier in the week and the Heed have moved quickly to replace the young winger.

Roberts was expected to be a cracking addition for the non-league outfit, but he struggled to ever fit in at the Gateshead International Stadium.

The winger made three appearances for Gary Mills' men, but quickly fell out of starting contention and was scheduled to play for their reserves in midweek.

Newcastle decided that his development, therefore, would be better served by staying at St. James' Park and they recalled him.

Space then opened up for Mills' side to do some more business, and they have used their local links well again to temporarily sign one of Sunderland's brightest young prospects.

Gooch has been a regular in the Black Cats' under-21 side and he will now be looking to prove that he has what it takes to make it at senior level.

Gooch's first game could come this weekend, with the Heed taking on Bristol Rovers in league action tomorrow.

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