Date: 1st September 2010 at 4:46pm
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There`s always an inherent danger that when a youngster is sent on loan to gain some much needed regular first team experience, matters don`t always turn out as expected.

If we look at the example ofDanny Welbeck, it was decreed that Danny would be well served by signing for Sunderland, where under the stewardship of Steve Bruce, it was hoped he`d get the experience previously referenced.

Before the season started, Steve sold one Sunderland striker, Kenwyne Jones, to Stoke and it looked as if Danny would get his fair share of starts partnering either Sunderland`s top scorer – Darren Bent, or another United old-boy – Frazier Campbell.

Sadly for Campbell, a knee injury sustained on Saturday has sidelined him for up to six months, which in a harsh sort of way might have given Danny the opportunity to become a Sunderland regular.

That was until yesterday!

On transfer deadline day, Steve Bruce broke Sunderland`s transfer record by purchasing another striker – Asamoah Gyan.

Obviously, his high price would seem to indicate that Steve Bruce is going to partner Gyan with Bent, leaving Danny`s hopes for regular first team football not looking too far removed from the hopes he had at Old Trafford!

Would Danny have been better served dropping into the Championship?

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