Dave Jones has moved to add highly-rated young Sunderland front man Andrew Nelson to his squad on loan for the rest of the season.
The pacey 19-year-old has earned a reputation for being a tireless worker, with his strong and robust style causing plenty of problems for defences.
After making an impression in the Under-18 side at the Stadium of Light, Nelson’s competitive edge has seen him progress through the ranks and he has hit back from injury to join the club’s Under-23s this term.
“He’s a young player who has been recommended to us,” revealed boss Jones.
“The Club has had him watched over a period of time and the feeling is that he could be an asset for us. He is still quite young but that is where this Club is at this moment in time.
“It’s important that we try to build good relationships with our local clubs so I would like to thank Sunderland for their help in arranging this deal.”
Nelson has been handed squad number 22 at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium and will go straight in to contention for Saturday’s game against Yeovil Town.