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Josh Hawkes joins on loan from Sunderland

2 September 2021

Tranmere Rovers are pleased to announce the signing of Sunderland midfielder Josh Hawkes on loan until the end of the season, following FA and EFL approval. 

The deal was completed late on Tuesday night but we were awaiting confirmation from both parties, which has now been received. 

Hawkes is a 22-year-old winger/attacking midfielder who can play centrally or in a wide role. He impressed in Sunderland’s U23 side last season, with 13 goals in 19 starts. 

After a promising pre-season with Sunderland’s first team, Josh scored his first senior goal for the Black Cats during a 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Port Vale. 

Micky Mellon said “The only area of the squad where I felt we were still light was on the left side, and we all know that Tranmere fans like a pacy winger. I’m really pleased that Sunderland have allowed Josh to come and get some first team experience with us.” 


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