Under 23s

  • Vaughan in first team action. Picture Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

    Kevin Ball: David Vaughan is a positive influence on the U21 sides

    November 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Sunderland U21 manager Kevin Ball thinks that David Vaughan suits the way his side they play down to the ground.  Vaughan, 29,  has not had many first team opportunities this season, but he has appeared on three occasions  for the development squad and the former Sunderland captain is full of admiration for the Welshman. He […]

     
  • Connor Wickham should start front for Sunderland tonight. Picture Credit: Clive Gee/EMPICS Sport

    Kevin Ball: More to come from Connor Wickham

    November 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Sunderland U21 manager Kevin Ball believes there is more to come from £8 million man Connor Wickham, but has reserved praise for his strike partner Craig Lynch.  Speaking after his side snatched a 2-2 draw in the Wear-Tyne derby, Ball was critical of England U21 international Wickham’s performance. He said: […]

     
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    Kevin Ball: Stadium experience crucial for Sunderland U21s

    November 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Sunderland U21 manager Kevin Ball is hoping his team get more opportunities to impress under the Stadium of Light floodlights. Ball believes his side reap the benefits of playing in the 49,000-seater stadium and says they need to get used to the conditions if they are to succeed at the […]

     
  • Connor Wickham should start front for Sunderland tonight. Picture Credit: Clive Gee/EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland U21’s rescue point in local Derby

    November 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    An injury time equaliser from Craig Lynch snatched a 2-2 draw for Sunderland Under 21’s in an entertaining local derby against Newcastle. Striker Nile Ranger opened the scoring for Newcastle in the 8th minute after racing onto a Bradden Inman through ball and producing a cool right foot finish to […]

     
  • Connor Wickham should start front for Sunderland tonight. Picture Credit: Clive Gee/EMPICS Sport

    Connor Wickham goals boost for Sunderland U21s

    November 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Connor Wickham bagged a brace as Sunderland triumphed over Aston Villa in the Barclays u21 Premier League. The England under-21 starlet will be hoping to have fired his way into Martin O’Neill’s plans when the two struggling senior sides meet at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Forgotten-man Ji Dong-won […]