Alloa have secured the services of Sunderland attacker Lee Connelly on loan until the end of the season.

The forward, who can play in a variety of positions across the front line, is a Scotland youth international and formerly represented Queen’s Park. A move to the Black Cats beckoned for him in 2016 after this and he made his debut in October 2018.

Connelly has swapped Sunderland for Alloa.

Connelly has swapped Sunderland for Alloa in a bid to gain senior experience. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

First-team chances have been limited since then though and Connelly has switched the Stadium of Light for the Indodrill Stadium. It’s a move which should see the 20-year-old play much more senior football.

Overall he’s made five appearance for Sunderland and two have came this season in the EFL trophy and FA Cup. His minutes have largely come in Premier League two action though, where he’s scored four times in 10 games this term.

Connelly was due to go into Alloa’s squad for their Championship match with Arbroath but the game was postponed after flooding at the Indodrill. It means he’ll perhaps have the chance to debut against Inverness when the Wasps take to Scottish Cup action next week.

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