Under 23s

  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Welsh praises ‘excellent’ Sunderland U23s after Spurs draw

    December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Andy Welsh believes his Sunderland side were ‘excellent’ following Monday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League 2. Sunderland’s under-23 side threw away a two goal lead as bottom of the table Spurs left Wearside with a well-earned point. Welsh told safc.com: “In the first half we played some good […]

  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Preview: Sunderland Under 23s set to face Tottenham

    November 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Sunderland Under 23s entertain Tottenham Hotspur at Eppleton in Premier League 2 on Monday with both sides in very different form. The Black Cats have tasted victory in four successive games, albeit they hadn’t won any of their previous six games prior to this impressive run. Meanwhile, Spurs haven’t recorded three […]

  • Seb Larsson in action against Leicester City last weekend. Picture credit: Richard Sellers / PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Larsson makes his comeback as Sunderland Under-23s beat Blackburn

    November 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Sebastian Larsson returned to action for the Sunderland Under-23s on Friday night with manager Andy Welsh describing his performance as ‘very good’, ‘very bright’ and ‘sharp’. The midfielder sustained medial ligament damage in August but has returned to action sooner than expected. Welsh said: “Seb had a little chat with […]

  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Young Black Cats see off Blackburn in Premier League Cup

    November 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Sunderland U23 1-0 Blackburn Rovers U23 Sunderland Under-23s recorded their first win in the Premier League Cup after beating Blackburn Rovers at Eppleton. Josh Maja’s goal after 27 minutes proved decisive, as Rovers missed a catalogue of chances in the second half. The Black Cats opened up their Premier League […]

  • New Sunderland Under 21 boss Andy Welsh

    Andy Welsh left frustrated as Sunderland second string draw with Derby

    October 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland U23s manager Andy Welsh admitted he was ‘disappointed’ as his young Black Cats were held to a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light in Premier League 2. Welsh’s side twice came from behind to earn a deserved point – as Sunderland stopped two consecutive defeats turning into three. […]

  • The match took place at the Stadium of Light.

    Sunderland and Derby share the spoils at the Stadium of Light

    October 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Sunderland and Derby couldn’t be separated at the Stadium of Light as the pair earned a point in Premier League 2. Alex Babos give Derby the lead on 57 minutes before Daniel Wright levelled for Sunderland 14 minutes from time. Kellan Gordon restored the Rams’ lead just a minute later […]

  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Three Sunderland Under 23 players that could play for the first team at West Ham

    October 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Sunderland U23s face Derby County tonight at the Stadium of Light. But are any of the current squad of youngsters ready to challenge for a first team spot? With key first team players injured, here are three of the club’s brightest home-grown talents could be ready to answer a call […]

  • Stockdale's U23s picked up their first Checkatrade Trophy win. safc.com

    Sunderland U23s claim first Checkatrade Trophy win at Hartlepool

    October 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Sunderland’s U23s got their first win of their Checkatrade trophy campaign after beating Hartlepool United 1-0 at Victoria Park on Tuesday. Donald Love gave Sunderland the lead just after the hour mark and this goal proved decisive as the Wearside club took their tally to four points to go second […]

  • Max Stryjek: Sunderland’s next shot-stopper

    Max Stryjek: Sunderland’s next shot-stopper

    March 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    For Sunderland, the future of the loneliest position in football is suddenly looking unexpectedly bright. Having endured the scrap between top four rejects Costel Pantilimon and Vito Mannone for the past few seasons, academy graduate Jordan Pickford has emerged as part of the first-team setup this year. Now, under 21’s […]

  • Ola Toivonen was substituted at half time against Southampton. Picture credit: Richard Sellers / PA Archive/PA Images

    Toivonen scores twice as Sunderland U21’s beat Everton in five goal thriller

    March 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Sunderland’s young Black Cats went back to the top off the Barclays U21 Premier League after defeating Everton 3-2 at the Stadium of Light last night. Ola Toivonen gave Sunderland the lead before Tom Beading put Sunderland 2-0 up. Tom Robson scored an own goal to make it 2-1 but […]