SB set to loan out youngsters
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has promised his summer transfer blitz will not prevent the club's youngsters from getting their chance. Bruce has already landed Bosman free signings Keiren Westwood and Sebastian Larsson, who will formally complete moves to the Stadium of Light on July 1, while a deal has been agreed for South Korea international striker Ji Dong-won. Bruce's recruitment drive could yet extend to double figures as he attempts to replace big-money departures Darren Bent and Jordan Henderson, as well as strengthen the squad which finished in 10th place at the end of the last injury-hit campaign. However, the manager insists the club's home-grown talent will still be given the opportunity to force their way into the long-term picture, just as Henderson and Jack Colback have done in recent seasons. Bruce told the Sunderland Echo: "I have got a few young lads bubbling underneath who have impressed me and who have got a chance. "A lot of them can expect to be going out on loan next season because I haven't wavered from that view - that you send your young lads out on loan and see how they stand up to it."
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