Sunderland winger departs on loan after making Cats debut at Sheffield Wednesday

The 20-year-old officially signed for the Black Cats on a one-year deal this summer following a trial with the club in the 2021/22 season when he regularly represented the Under-23 side.

Spellman has since trained with Sunderland’s senior side during pre-season and made his competitive debut coming off the bench in this season’s Carabao Cup tie at Sheffield on Wednesday.

Still, the decision has been made for Spellman, who previously represented Northern League side Chester-Le-Street, to join Whitby and gain more senior experience.

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Whitby manager Nathan Haslam told the club’s website: “He made his first team debut for Sunderland a few weeks ago.

“He’s a young lad with a lot of potential and a lot of pace. He’s very direct and he will definitely be an asset for us.

“I think it’s a thing that works for both clubs. For Sunderland it’s good to bring one of their young players to play men’s football, and for us it’s about bringing quality.

“He’s here for a first month and we’ll use him as much as physically possible.”

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Spellman has made four appearances for Sunderland Under-21s in Premier League 2, Division 2 this season after the competition’s age limit was reduced for this season.

The winger could return to Sunderland ahead of their Under-21 game against Newcastle at St James’ Park on Monday, October 31.

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