Stockport County has strengthened their squad massively by signing Sunderland goalkeeper Lewis King on a loan deal till the end of the season. The Premier league club have decided to send King on a loan deal till the end of the season in order to provide him with valuable experience for next season. He has been unable to get in a first-team opportunities at Sunderland this season. The 18-year-old goalkeeper is extremely low in terms of the pecking order. Following the arrival of Craig Gordon back to the first-team action, Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill has decided to act swiftly in order to take advantage of the remaining few matches in the season.
King will be getting valuable experience while playing regularly for Stockport County. Stockport County recently had their keeper Ian Ormson in the match against Southport last weekend. Another goalkeeper Dane Smith is also injured right now, thus meaning that there is every opportunity for King to show what he is capable of on the pitch. The goalkeeper joined Sunderland back in 2009 from Derby County, but has been largely limited to reserve appearances. Even the reserve appearances have become extremely tough of late due to the number of injuries he has suffered. Lewis King won the title with the under 18 team before moving to the reserve team of Sunderland.
Stockport County had just secured a 5-0 win over Southport last weekend. The team is currently in the fifth position in the conference table and are capable of qualifying for the play-offs if they remain in this position. The arrival of Lewis King will certainly help them to do so. Only two points separate them from dropping out of the play-off position, while their opportunity to get into the automatic promotion spot also looks very tough right now.