Sunderland's young loanees Elliot Embleton, Max Stryjek and Luke Molyneux shine

The sun sets on the gates of the stadium before the Checkertrade Trophy match between Sunderland and Carlisle United at Stadium of Light on October 9, 2018 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Sunderland youngsters Elliot Embleton, Max Stryjek and Luke Molyneux all moved out on loan in the summer.

Josh Maja of Sunderland celebrates his first goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Rochdale at Stadium of Light on September 22, 2018 in Sunderland, United...

Sunderland's strong start to the League One season is even more impressive due to the fact that manager Jack Ross has given plenty of game time to some of the club's younger players.

Josh Maja and Denver Hume have both broken onto the Wearside scene, whilst Lynden Gooch and George Honeyman have continued to impress as they develop.

Sunderland have an abundance of up and coming stars. And three of their academy prospects  - Elliot Embleton, Max Stryjek and Luke Molyneux - departed on loan this term, but how are they getting on at their new clubs?

 

Elliot Embleton - Grimsby Town

One of the brightest prospects coming out of the Wearside academy is England youngster Embleton, who moved on loan to Grimsby Town in the summer window. Four games into his stint with the League Two club the midfielder is doing well, having scored one excellent goal and already looking a level above in the fourth tier. Embleton's loan spell will only stretch at least to January, but Ross may think about extending that if he feels that the player is benefiting from the increased game time.

Max Stryjek - Eastleigh

Alongside Embleton, youngster Stryjek moved on loan, but into the National League at Eastleigh and the Polish stopper has been impressing in his short spell with the club. Stryjek has kept three clean sheets in five appearances -  also saving a penalty on his debut  - and the goalkeeper is already being talked about as a possible back-up to Jon McLaughlin on his return.

Luke Molyneux of Sunderland (L) takes on Nathan Collins of Stoke (R) during the Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group A match between Sunderland and Stoke City U21 at Stadium of Light on...

Luke Molyneux - Gateshead

Young winger Molyneux is another player tipped for the top with Sunderland, and the 20-year-old has made four appearances with Gateshead in the National League this season. Molyneux bagged a goal last time out for his loan side, with a lovely finish across goal. He will be hopeful that he can play a part in Sunderland's next campaign.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross at the final whistle during the Sky Bet League One match between Bradford City and Sunderland at Northern Commercials Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Bradford,...

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