Grimsby Town boss Michael Jolley has had talks with Sunderland’s Jack Ross over the future of loanee Elliot Embleton, according to Grimsby Live.

The 19-year-old’s loan spell with the League Two side does come to an end in January but could now potentially be extended until the end of the season.

Embleton has played 12 games for the Mariners so far in all competitions, scoring twice.

The Durham-born midfielder joined Sunderland as a youngster and rose through the youth ranks at the Stadium of Light. He made his first-team debut for the Black Cats in December 2017 in a Championship fixture against Wolves.

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Embleton has represented England at U17, U18, U19 and 20 level so far in his career. Sunderland opted to loan him to Grimsby on a short-term basis in the summer for him to gain some more regular first-team action and experience.

Grimsby boss Michael Jolley has said, ““I think Elliot Embleton’s a really good player – he’s done well for us, and we value him highly.”.

“I’ve spoken with Jack Ross, so both sides are aware of what the situation is – we continue to monitor it, and let’s see what happens over the next few weeks”.

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Sunderland manager Ross has also had his say on the situation, “We’ll sit with him and agree what’s best. I wouldn’t bring him back if he’s not going to get game-time here, because that’s to the detriment of him in general.”

“And also, selfishly for me, I want an Elliot Embleton in my squad who has maybe played 40 first team games, because then he’s better equipped to deal with it”.

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