Centre-back Jack Baldwin is considering making a season-long loan move to League Two side Salford City after Sunderland accepted an offer from the Ammies.

Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie has said that Sunderland have accepted a loan offer from League Two side Salford City for centre-back Jack Baldwin. Baldwin – who joined Sunderland last summer from Peterborough United – is said to be considering the offer, with a matter of hours until the window slams shut until January.

Speaking on Twitter, Downie reported the news at around 1 pm, saying:

Baldwin was heavily involved in Jack Ross’ side last season, making 41 appearances for the Black Cats across all competitions as they missed out on promotion back to the Championship. However, this season, the 26-year-old has made just one appearance, coming in the EFL Cup. He has made the bench just once in League One so far.

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Should Baldwin make the move to Salford, he would likely slot into the back three – manager Graham Alexander’s favoured system – alongside Carl Piergianni and captain Liam Hogan, allowing Lois Maynard – who has been playing at centre-back – to move into his more natural position in the midfield.

Baldwin has gathered plenty of Football League experience over the course of his career. He came through the youth academy at Hartlepool United and went on to play 86 times for the club before making the move to Peterborough United in January 2014. He played 118 times in four and a half years for the Posh before making the move to Sunderland last summer.

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Now, it awaits to be seen if Baldwin opts to make the move and if it is completed before 5 pm tonight.


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