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Dunne Joins Black Cats

Burnley defender Jimmy Dunne joins Sunderland on loan

9 January 2019

Clarets defender Jimmy Dunne has joined League one high-flyers Sunderland on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The 21-year-old recently returned to Turf Moor after spending the first half of the season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hearts.

The Ireland-U21 international's stay at Tynecastle was a major success as he racked up 14 starting appearances for Craig Levein’s side, scoring twice, before his loan was curtailed early through injury.

However, the fit-again centre back will now join the Black Cats in their bid for an immediate return to the Championship.

Sunderland currently sit third in the table, just a point off the automatic places as they head into the final months of the season.

Pictures courtesy of Sunderland FC


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