Johnny Maddison

Young keeper joins Crawley

by Stuart Vose

Maddison departs on loan.

Young goalkeeper Johnny Maddison has joined Crawley Town on loan.

The second-year scholar will remain with the Npower League One side until April 27.

Maddison, who has been with Sunderland’s Academy since the age of 8, has been a regular for the Black Cats at under-18 level.

Now he will gain valuable experience of the professional game with Town, who currently sit 10th in the third tier with 41 points from 27 games.

Richie Barker’s side are in action tonight as they face a home clash with Preston North End.

Find out more about Sunderland's under-18 squad.