League One Hartlepool have signed Sunderland striker Ryan Noble on loan until the end of the season. The 20 year old has been top scorer for the Black Cats' reserves the past two seasons and currently leads their scoring charts again with 13 goals in just nine games.

The highly-rated striker has made five substitute appearances for Sunderland this campaign and has also spent time on loan with Championship outfits Derby and Watford in the past.

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