Under 23s

  • Jan Kirchoff (centre) and Lynden Gooch (second right) continued their recovery from injury on Monday night.

    Player ratings: How did Sunderland U23s fare against Manchester United?

    March 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Sunderland under-23s fell to a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night with first-team players such as Jan Kirchhoff, Lynden Gooch, Rees Greenwood and George Honeyman all getting minutes under their belts. The result sees Manchester United climb to seventh in the league, but how did the young Black […]

  • Sunderland's Jan Kirchhoff made a return from injury.

    Red Devils outclass underperforming Black Cats as Kirchhoff returns for U23s

    March 7, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Sunderland Under 23s slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Manchester United U23s at Eppleton CW on Monday night, as Jan Kirchhoff completed 64 minutes on his return from injury. The Red Devils took the lead through Dimitri Mitchell’s 28th minute penalty before Scott McTominay doubled their advantage just four minutes […]

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

    Sunderland U23s Thomas Robson joins Limerick in loan deal

    February 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Sunderland U23 captain Thomas Robson has left the club on loan, joining Irish side Limerick until the end of the season. The left-back played his last game of the season for the Black Cats’ U23 side last Wednesday evening, when they reached the semi-finals of the Premier League International Cup […]

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

    Elliot Dickman discusses win over Athletic Bilbao

    February 16, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Sunderland under-23 boss Elliot Dickman described being part of Ethan Robson’s development as a “proud moment” following Sunderland’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. Robson’s first half strike helped secured a semi-final berth in the Premier League International Cup. Dickman said: “I’ve been around Ethan and worked with Ethan since he […]

  • Joel Asoro has shown plenty of promise for Sunderland. Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

    Young Black Cats advance to last four of International Cup

    February 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Sunderland under-23s booked their place in the semi-final of the Premier League International Cup after a feisty encounter at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday. The Black Cats opened the scoring after 25 minutes with Ethan Robson scoring from close range. And Sunderland grabbed a second two minutes after the […]

  • Neither Sunderland nor Liverpool could find the breakthrough at Eppleton.

    Sunderland Under-23s held to stalemate with Liverpool

    January 30, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Sunderland Under-23s were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Liverpool Under-23s on Sunday afternoon. Sunderland hit the woodwork twice in the second half but couldn’t find a breakthrough and the points were shared. One huge plus for the Black Cats was the return of Lynden Gooch, who got […]

  • 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 […]