SUNDERLAND striker Will Harris has joined League Two side Barrow on loan until the end of the season.

Harris moves to Holker Street as part of his development as a senior pro following seven appearances in the first team this season. He’s featured three times as a substitute in League One playing against Gillingham, Cambridge United and Doncaster Rovers but is yet to find the net.

Harris goes straight into contention for Barrow’s FA Cup third round tie against Championship side Barnsley this weekend.

Barrow manager Mark Cooper said: “I’ve been chasing him for a while,” Cooper told iFollow.

“He’s 6ft 2ins, he’s a Number 9 who can run, get hold of it and he can score so he’s been in and around the First Team at Sunderland on the bench and he’s come on a few times.

“I want the players we bring in to be hungry. I didn’t want someone on a final pay day, I want young and hungry players with a pedigree to play up front and who can help us.

“What really impressed me about Will was that he was desperate to come and play. He could have stayed and sat on the bench for Sunderland, but he wanted to come and be a part of our First Team environment, be one of the starters and play games.

“We managed to get the deal done to bring him to the Club and we’re really pleased about it.”