Is inexperienced Jake Clarke-Salter really what struggling Sunderland need right now?

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Sunderland have signed defender Jake Clarke-Salter on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.

And speaking to, full-back Jones revealed how the young defender is settling into life on Wearside.

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Sunderland have no time to allow their first January signing to find his feet in the Championship.

The Black Cats are enduring a disastrous season and now sit rock bottom of the Championship.

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Meanwhile for Clarke-Salter, he is a three-time FA Youth Cup victor and double UEFA Youth League champion and after completing the deal, Sunderland manager Chris Coleman was quoted by the club's website as saying, "Jake is a hugely talented young player who has jumped at the opportunity to come to this club and show people what he can do".

It is understood that the deal has been agreed in principle, with Clarke Salter expected to travel to Sunderland on Sunday to finalise the switch.

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Last season the centre-half was sent out on loan to Bristol Rovers.

Clarke Salter played 4 games in the tournament including the final where he helped beat Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea.

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Nevertheless, Clarke-Salter made a name for himself last summer when he was part of the England U20 side who won the World Cup in South Korea.

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