Hartlepool United are pleased to welcome Zak Johnson to the Suit Direct Stadium on a one-month loan deal.
The 19-year-old joins on a temporary basis from Sunderland, having been with the Black Cats from the age of eight.
Johnson was a mainstay for Sunderland U21s last season and has appeared for the club’s senior side in cup action.
The defender also captained England U18s in June as the Young Lions travelled to a tournament in Portugal.
Johnson will wear the number 26 shirt for Hartlepool and be eligible for Saturday’s fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge.