Date: 26th March 2018 at 2:08pm
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Going out on loan, to a strange club, I`d imagine can be quite a challenging experience.

Back in the summer, the decision was made to send one of our most promising defenders, Jake Clarke-Salter, out on a season-long loan, to Sunderland.

Sunderland, as you may recall, had just crashed through the relegation trap-door and were looking to make, if at all possible, an immediate return to the top-flight.

Unfortunately, for the Black Cats, it hasn`t worked out that way, the club continues to struggle for form and are currently staring at the drop into League One, a second consecutive relegation that will rip the heart out of a big club.

As for Clarke-Salter, the last few weeks have been pretty-eventful ones.

Doing his utmost to stem the tide, at the heart of the Sunderland defence, Clarke-Salter received a red-card in the Championship fixture, against Middlesbrough on 24 February, in a game which-ended 3-3.

Side-lined, serving a suspension, Clarke-Salter only returned to the side for the Championship fixture, against Preston North End, on 17 March, only to be shown a red-card again.

But, the months of February and March haven`t all had negative overtures for the 20-year-old.

Making his debut, on Saturday, for the England U21 side, Clarke-Salter scored what turned out to be the winner for an England side that beat Romania 2-1, with the goal coming from a header.

It would appear it`s been quite a topsy-turvy couple of weeks for our talented youngster.