Sunderland academy chief Ged McNamee says they're keen to ultilise the loan system to boost their players' development.
McNamee encourages Sunderlandâ€™s younger players to use the loan market to propel themselves into the managerâ€™s thinking.
â€śItâ€™s hard for them. As long as thereâ€™s a pathway and the boys feel thereâ€™s a pathway thatâ€™s the main thing,â€ť he told The Journal.
â€śAs long as the senior staff have been exposed to them and can make a judgement on them (itâ€™s fair). Sometimes itâ€™s a case of them going away to come back â€“ Jordan Henderson and Jack Colback have utilised the loan system, used the experience and come back and (then) broke into the first team.
â€śBut it is a small percentage who will join the system at eight years old and go straight into the first XI. Itâ€™s quite remarkable that weâ€™ve had so many lads whoâ€™ve done that.â€ť