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Lynden Gooch joins Doncaster Rovers on short loan

Lynden-gooch-(4) (Sunderland)

Lynden Gooch has excelled for Sunderland in the English Under-21 Premier League, and now the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team midfielder will have the chance to prove himself in League One.

On Thursday, Sunderland announced that Gooch has joined League One side Doncaster Rovers on a one-month loan. The short-term move away from the club will be Gooch’s second loan spell after spending time with fifth-division side Gateshead last season.

The 20-year-old midfielder made his first-team debut for Sunderland back in September by appearing in a 6-3 Capital One Cup victory over Exeter City. To this point, Gooch has mainly featured for the club’s U-21 side, racking up five goals in ten appearances while winning the Barclays U-21 Player of the Month award in August.

Doncaster returns to action Saturday with a visit to Fleetwood Town.

What do you think of the move? How will Gooch fare with Doncaster? What are your expectations for him in the coming years?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Sounds good. Maybe he can go out on a longer loan next season or actually get minutes for the Sunderland first team, especially if they’re relegated. Seems he’s accomplished about all he can at U21 level and needs to get first team minutes somewhere to continue his development.

    • Sunderland fans seem to consistently call for Gooch to get a run with the first team. I definitely agree with you, it’s time for him to get a chance at a higher level or move on.

      • I agree I think at this point from an organizational standpoint the best thing that can happen at Sunderland is they get relegated and build a solid young team and fight to get back up. Constant crisis mode/panic mode firing coaches barely escaping relegation is not good for stability in an organization.

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