Highly-rated Sunderland youngster Bali Mumba has joined South Shields on loan.
The 18-year-old, who made his first-team debut for the Black Cats in May 2018, will spend the rest of the season at Mariners Park.
Mumba, from South Shields, could make his first appearance for his hometown club in Saturday’s league trip to Bamber Bridge.
South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton said: “We’re delighted to have someone of Bali’s calibre joining us for the final push in the league season.
“He is very highly regarded at Sunderland, having been regularly involved in the first-team squad over the last two years, and we’d like to thank all the members of staff at Sunderland who have enabled this to happen.”