Sunderland goalkeeper snapped up by injury-hit Gateshead

LOAN ... Joel Dixon.
LOAN ... Joel Dixon.

GATESHEAD have signed Sunderland goalkeeper Joel Dixon on loan until the end of the season.

The Conference club made their move after Adam Bartlett suffered an injury in Saturday’s defeat to Dover Athletic.

Dixon had a loan spell at Hartlepool United earlier this season, and has also had stints at Boston United and Workington.

Gary Mills’s Gateshead side are ninth in the Conference table, and six points off a play-off place.