Jordan Hunter has joined South Shields from Sunderland on a 28-day youth loan.

The 19-year-old right-back came on as a second half substitute for the Black Cats in July’s pre-season friendly between the sides at Mariners Park.

He has now joined the Shields ranks as Lee Picton and Graham Fenton move to strengthen their squad going into a busy run of fixtures.

Picton said: “We are delighted to bring Jordan into the squad for an initial one-month loan.

“He is a player we have watched on a number of occasions and we feel he will strengthen our squad heading into a period when we will play a lot of games in a short period of time.

“We know from watching Jordan play that he has the right attributes to fit really well into our squad and we look forward to working with him over at least the next month.”

Hunter – formerly of Liverpool’s academy – is expected to be eligible to make his debut in Tuesday’s league fixture against Ashton United at Mariners Park.

Picture courtesy of Sunderland AFC.