Sunderland ans have been reacting to defender Dion Sanderson’s deadline day loan move from Wolves.

The 20-year-old will spend the 2020/21 season at the Stadium of Light and hope to make a big impression in League One.

Sanderson has made just one first-team appearance for Wolves, which came last season against Aston Villa in the EFL Cup.

The hope at Molineux is that the versatile youngster will be afforded regular minutes at the Black Cats, who are desperate to gain promotion back to the Championship after narrowly missing out on the play-offs last season.

Speaking about his deadline day move, an exciting Sanderson said (Sunderland Echo): “It’s a massive club and I hope I can contribute to a successful campaign. I enjoyed my first-team experience with Cardiff City last season, and I believe this is the best opportunity for me to build on that.

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“I can play right-back or centre-back – I just love defending and I love tackling. I can’t wait to get started.”

With Nuno Espirito Santo having plenty of defensive options at Molineux, Sanderson – who also penned an extension with his parent club on deadline day – will need a strong season if he’s going to stake a first-team claim for 2021/22.

Sanderson’s move to Sunderland prompted a fair old response on social media, with many of their fans giving a very positive reaction to the official announcement on Twitter:

 
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