Report: Sunderland's Jack Baldwin set to join Salford City

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11:Sunderland manager Jack Ross during the FA Cup second round replay between Sunderland and Walsall at Stadium of Light on December 11, 2018 in Sunderland,...

Jack Baldwin has not made a League One appearance for Jack Ross's Sunderland this season - is he heading to the League Two Ammies?

Jack Baldwin of Sunderland celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Blackpool at Stadium of Light on February 12, 2019 in...

Seldom-seen Sunderland defender Jack Baldwin is on his way to ambitious League Two outfit Salford City with the Black Cats accepting a bid from the League Two club, according to The Chronicle.

The writing has been on the wall for Baldwin for a while.

 

The former Peterborough United captain has not featured in any of The Black Cats’s six League One games so far this season and, despite a stand-out performance against Burnley in last week’s 3-1 EFL Cup win at Turf Moor, he was only rewarded with a place on the bench against his former side on Saturday.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross hailed Baldwin after his star showing against Burnley, describing the 26-year-old centre-back as ‘terrific’, but it seems that he is still on his way out of the Stadium of Light before today’s 5pm deadline.

Jack Baldwin of Sunderland during the Sky Bet League One match between Barnsley and Sunderland at Oakwell Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Barnsley, United Kingdom.

The Echo claims that nouveau-riche Salford are set to sign Baldwin on loan in what would be another impressive coup for a team who, despite sitting 16th in the League Two table, are not short on ambition or financial backing.

Striker Adam Rooney doubled his wages when he swapped Scottish giants Aberdeen for then non-league Salford last summer, as reported by The Telegraph, while highly-rated midfielder Richie Towell also moved to Moor Lane from top-flight Brighton.

And Baldwin should add further quality and experience to a club with genuine ambitions of yet another promotion.

Matej Vydra of Burnley battles for possession with Jack Baldwin of Sunderland AFC during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Burnley and Sunderland at Turf Moor on August 28, 2019...

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