Duncan Watmore has left Sunderland and joined Scottish Premier League side Hibernian on loan for the remainder of the season.
The highly-touted youngster, who made his first team breakthrough in the FA Cup tie with Carlisle United will link up with former Sunderland boss Terry Butcher in Scotland.
Butcher said of Watmore;
Duncan is a quick, direct winger with a good work-rate. He is a young player, who has impressed me with his intelligence on the pitch, eye for goal and quality deliveries into the box.
Duncan has already made his first team debut at Sunderland and he is highly-rated by the coaching staff there; we're pleased to be able to add him to the squad.
It will provide Watmore with some valuable first team experience, and be a significant step up from the Under-21 league where he was likely to spend the rest of the season otherwise.
We wish him the best of luck, and hope he comes back in the summer ready to challenge for the first team.