Derby land young England striker on loan

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Derby have signed England Under-19 striker Ryan Noble on a month-long loan deal from Sunderland.

Noble will go straight in to the Rams' squad for the npower Championship clash against Middlesbrough at Pride Park on Tuesday evening.

"Ryan is a young lad with a good reputation coming from Sunderland, and we are pleased he has chosen to come here," said Derby manager Nigel Clough.

The 19-year-old has been prolific for Sunderland's youth and reserve sides in recent seasons, netting 12 times in 17 appearances during the last campaign.

Clough added: "Sunderland manager Steve Bruce rates him highly and thinks this will be a good part of his development.

"We have watched Ryan a few times and have been impressed with him."

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