Sunderland reserves coach Keith Bertschin was delighted for Ryan Noble after he scored in yesterday's win over Hartlepool United.

The young striker has just recovered from long-term injury.

Bertschin told safc.com: "It's good to see Ryan back. He's been quite patient and done what he's been told. He is happy and enthusiastic, got himself a goal and nearly got another.

"Hopefully he can look forward to getting match-fit and he will be a real asset to us."