South Shields FC is delighted to announce the signing of Sam Wilding on loan from Sunderland.

The midfielder has penned a deal until the end of the season and could make his debut in Saturday’s home match against Stafford Rangers.

Formerly of West Bromwich Albion, Wilding joined Sunderland in the summer of 2020 and is described as a player who likes to break up play and possesses excellent leadership and technical qualities.

He spent time on loan with National League North side Leamington earlier this season and has also featured extensively for Sunderland’s Under-23s.

South Shields manager Kevin Phillips said: “We’re very pleased to add Sam to the squad on loan from Sunderland.

“Myself and Wess Brown watched him play for Sunderland’s Under-23s on Monday and were very impressed.

“He adds to our options in midfield for the run-in and I’m pleased with how strong the squad looks.

“Sam trained very well with us on Thursday and I’m sure he’s going to fit in nicely.

“We look forward to seeing him in a South Shields shirt.”

We would like to thank Sunderland AFC for their co-operation with this deal.

Picture courtesy of Sunderland AFC.