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Sunderland transfer put on hold after yet another injury issue at Academy of Light

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The Echo has discovered that goalie Adam Richardson had to withdraw from a youth match, continuing Sunderland’s unfortunate run of injuries.

After sustaining an injury during the warm-up for Sunderland’s previous match against Nottingham Forest, Dan Cameron was placed on the bench in favor of former Leicester City goalkeeper Kelechi Chibueze, who took Richardson’s place in the starting lineup for Sunderland’s under-21 team against Manchester City on Monday.

Despite Richardson’s (20) absence from the match, Graeme Murty’s inexperienced team and Manchester City tied 2-2 in Premier League 2. The Echo recently reported that Sunderland had been considering loaning Richardson to the National League at the end of the current season in order to give the highly-regarded stopper more first-team experience.

Before suffering an injury during the end of last summer, the 20-year-old, who had played for Sunderland during the preseason under Tony Mowbray, was scheduled to join the senior goalkeeping squad behind Nathan Bishop and first-choice Anthony Patterson.

Before his most recent setback, Richardson had recovered to full fitness at the Academy of Light and had played for Sunderland’s under-21 squad, with the club considering a loan move. But now that Richardson has expressed his current worry, that move appears to be quite questionable.

The Sunderland under-21 team will play Newcastle United at the Academy of Light on Monday. The news that center-back Jenson Seelt will miss a significant amount of time due to an injury has also shocked the Black Cats’ starting lineup.

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