Sunderland AFC's Lynden Gooch out for the season

Sunderland AFC's Lynden Gooch has ended his loan spell at Doncaster Rovers early after picking up a ankle injury

Sunderland AFC's Lynden Gooch out for the season
Lynden Gooch has returned from his loan from Doncaster Rovers after a ankle injury | photo: Northern Echo

Sunderland AFC youngster Lynden Gooch has returned to Wearside after a short loan spell at Doncaster Rovers due to injury.

On the treatment table

The USA Under-20 international had been on loan at Darren Ferguson’s side since January and has managed to play ten matches at the Keepmoat Stadium but an ankle injury has seen him return to his parent club early.

Gooch revealed on social media that he had picked up the injury in just his second game and continued to play a further eight times but has since been advised against playing at the risk of breaking his ankle.

Gooch said on Twitter: “Unfortunately I have been ruled out for the remainder of the season through an ankle injury which I sustained seven weeks ago against Fleetwood Town and have been playing through the pain ever since thinking it was going to get better, but it never did and was at risk of fracturing my ankle if I continued.

“I want to thank everyone at Doncaster Rovers, the fans, the players, and the manager for giving me the opportunity to play games and get experience and I wish everyone all the best for the future.

“Thanks for all the support.”

Lynden Gooch in action for Doncaster Roves but has returned to Sunderland through an ankle injury | photo: safc.com
Lynden Gooch in action for Doncaster Roves but has returned to Sunderland through an ankle injury | photo: safc.com

Impactful subs

Despite Gooch’s spell coming to an end other Sunderland loanees have proven to have a huge impact away from the Stadium of Light.

Adam Matthews, Danny Graham and Jordi Gomez all won at the weekend in Bristol City’s 6-0 win over Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers’ 1-0 win over Brentford respectively.

Liam Bridcutt and Will Buckley also featured in the Championship with Bridcutt in Leeds United’s 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town and Buckley making a cameo in Birmingham’s 1-1 draw with Fulham.

Sunderland AFC will host West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on Saturday, April 2 with kick-off at 3pm bst.