Sunderland AFC, in recent years have been a great club for young players to get game time, an opportunity many top teams can’t afford to give to their promising young talent. Many of those players tend to start making a name for themselves, and even go on to have superb careers elsewhere.

For some players, teams like Sunderland are a place to regenerate their playing career and to get back on track their reputation. It is always a shame to see the players make a name for themselves at the Stadium of Light to never return in a red and white shirt.

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