Sunderland striker Ryan Noble joins Derby County on loan

Ryan Noble

Noble made one substitute appearance for Derby during his initial loan spell

Derby County have signed striker Ryan Noble from Premier League side Sunderland on a one-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old previously spent time with the Rams in 2010, but his stay was cut short by a back injury and he managed just one substitute appearance.

Noble has only played five Premier League games for Sunderland, all of which have come as substitute.

However, he has been a regular for the reserves and has an impressive record of scoring nearly a goal a game.

Rams boss Nigel Clough has been hampered by injuries to Steve Davies and Nathan Tyson this season.

He has had to turn to youngsters Callum Ball, 19, and 15-year-old Mason Bennett, who were both in the squad for Saturday's 1-0 win against Coventry  .

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill allowed fellow forward Jordan Cook to join Carlisle United on a month-long deal on Monday.