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Sunderland: Fans react as Josh Hawkes news emerges

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A lot of Sunderland have taken to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the latest news to emerge following the conclusion of the summer window. 

It was announced on Thursday that midfielder Josh Hawkes had made a loan switch to League Two side Rovers until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

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The 22-year-old has only made one appearance under Lee Johnson this season, which came in the EFL against Port Vale – a game the youngster was able to find the back of the net (via Transfermarkt).

Sunderland flocked to the tweet from the Wearside club to share their thoughts on the departure of Hawkes to the League Two side.

What exactly did these Sunderland have to say?

“Cracking move for him this, there’s deffo a player in there just needs plenty of game time to fulfil it”

“This could be a good move for us and the lad.”
“Great move this for Josh, and to a good club as well. I would’ve liked to see him have some involvement with us this season, but I guess at his age he needs regular first-team football. All the best to him”
“Could be a huge step for Hawkes! Needs regular game time but definitely has the quality. One to watch this season.”
“Good news this. The lad needs regular game time”
“Class. Hopefully pushes on with them this season”
“Yanar what it is, the business we’ve done is tremendous. Both Diamond and Hawkes will now play in L2, hopefully play 35 games. In the meantime, Ellis Taylor will provide cover out wide for games. It’s genius because it’s simple. We’ve Gooch, Geads, Leon, Taylor & even Huggins.”

Hawkes has not featured in the league for the Black Cats this season, where Johnson’s side are flying high at the top of the table with 12 points.

This will be the highest level Hawkes will have played while out on loan, and it seems these are excited to see how he develops over the course of this season in League Two.

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