Young Sunderland goalkeeper James Talbot has joined Darlington on a loan deal until the end of April.
The 20-year-old has joined the Quakers on a youth loan deal, and will stay with the north east side until his 21st birthday in April.
The Irishman joined the Black Cats in 2015 and has appeared in two Checkatrade Trophy ties for his club this season, and appears to have a bright future at the club.
Talbot has been capped by his national side at U-16, U-17 and U-19 levels, and will hope that a solid spell with the National League North side will be enough to convince manager Chris Coleman that he deserves a shot in the first-team setup next season.
Talbot is a talented young keeper with a bright future ahead of him, and is held in high regard by coaching staff at The Stadium of Light.
A long way off of the first-team as it stands, a loan spell in which he will receive regular first-team football is exactly what the youngster needed, and is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of his talents.
The Quakers are struggling towards the bottom of the table approaching the halfway stage of the season, and Talbot will hope that a series of fine displays will help his new side climb up the table in the coming weeks.
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