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Exclusive: Elliot Embleton speaks out on Sunderland ambitions

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Sunderland’s Elliot Embleton is currently on loan at Grimsby Town in League Two, but in an exclusive chat with Football League World he’s revealed the desire for the Black Cats to get back to the Premier League.

The 19-year-old won the PFA Bristol Street Motors Player of the Month in League Two for December, and was presented with his award at Grimsby’s Cheapside training ground by PFA representative Phil Bayliss yesterday.

Whilst speaking to Football League World afterwards, he revealed the desire for the Black Cats to return to the Premier League and hoped that the current Under 23 set up could play a role in that.

“We’re trying to climb the league at Sunderland and get back into the Premier League. Obviously, there’s a lot of good talent in the youth team and looking to emerge from the Under 23s. Hopefully they can come through and help with that push up the divisions.”

Embleton is one in a long line of talented players to come off the conveyor belt from the Academy of Light. Josh Maja and Joel Asoro both secured lucrative moves away, whilst George Honeyman and Lynden Gooch have had a huge impact in the first team set up.

The Verdict

If Embleton keeps playing to the level he is doing at Blundell Park, he could well be involved in the Sunderland set up very soon.

He’s proving to be a real handful in League Two, able to get from box to box and influence the pace of the game.

He’s certainly focused not only on his own development with the Mariners, but also the wider goal with his parent club.


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