Sunderland defender Josh Robson has signed for Notodden FK on loan until the end of the season, as confirmed by the official club website.

The 21-year-old right-back has been a key player for Sunderland’s Under-23s this season but has struggled to break into the first-team at the Stadium of Light. He is hoping to gain some valuable playing time during his loan spell in Norway.

Robson’s destination is Nortodden Fk, who play their football in the OBOS-ligaen in the Norwegian second tier. They are managed by Kenneth Dokken.

Robson will re-unite with former Sunderland defender Michael Ledger, who joined Notodden in March and signed a two-year contract. He had spent time on loan at Hartlepool and Viking FK during his time at the Stadium of Light but felt a move away would benefit his career.

Josh Robson will be hoping he still has a career at Sunderland and will be wanting to impress in Norway. He has risen through the youth ranks at Sunderland having joined them as a youngster.

With it looking like the Black Cats are set for a relegation to League One as it stands, there may be opportunities next season in the third tier for players like Josh Robson. The Black Cats have seen youngsters like Ethan Robson, Josh Maja and Joel Asoro get their chance in this campaign under Chris Coleman.



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