Ryan Noble has returned to Sunderland following his month-long loan spell at Derby.

The 19-year-old striker has a back problem which restricted him to just a single substitute appearance for Nigel Clough's side. However, the Rams boss had not ruled out the possibility of Noble coming back to Pride Park.

"Ryan has had a problem with his back which he didn't necessarily pick up while with us, so he has gone back to Sunderland for treatment," Clough told Derby's official website.

"His loan has expired and he is back with them, but we would certainly investigate bringing him back when he is fully fit."

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