One to watch #75: Ryan Noble

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Dan Buxton
Name: Ryan Noble

Date of Birth:  11/6/91

Position: Striker

Club:  Sunderland

Previous clubs: Watford, Derby County

International caps:  England U-19 6 (1)

Noble came through the youth academy at Sunderland, making one first
team appearance in an FA Cup tie last January after being an academy

Noble joined Watford on loan in March 2010 on a loan until the end of
the season. Sunderland saw the deal as a great opportunity for the
youngster to gain first team experience. Noble failed to make a first
team appearance for the club however, despite being an unused
substitute several times.

Noble returned to Sunderland at the start of the 2010/2011 season and
was expected to break into the first team after featuring in the clubs
pre-season.  Noble was not assigned a first team squad number at the
start of the season which came as a surprise to many, who now expected
the striker to leave the club on loan. Derby County took Nelson on an
emergency loan, where he made his first appearance as a substitute but
unfortunately suffered a back injury which ended his spell at the club
in October 2010.

Noble has impressed enough for Sunderland’s reserves to earn 6 caps
for England at U-19 level, scoring his first goal against Bosnia.