Sunderland utility man Luke O’Nien has taken to Instagram to give fans of the club an insight into what he has been getting up to during his spare time in the international break.
The 26-year-old forms part of a Sunderland side who have made a great start to their Sky Bet League One campaign and he will be hoping that their form can continue in the right vein once his teammates return from their respective international commitments.
O’Nien faced a very tough decision this summer after his original contract expired and there was talk that he could leave the club until he put pen to paper on a new three year deal in order to stay put at the Stadium of Light.
Given that O’Nien hasn’t been called up to play for his country, the defender come midfielder has been taking some time out to relax and posted the following image on social media recently:
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O’Nien has been deployed in midfield by Lee Johnson so far this term and has thrived in the role of being a ball winner due to his energy and dynamism in the centre of the park.
The former Wycombe Wanderers man is also capable at slotting in along the back four at both centre and right back where required due to his ability to stay disciplined.
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He regularly slotted in at the heart of the defence last season and offered a got option in that area when the Black Cats picked up their fair share of injuries in that position.
With the versatile player having now committed his long term future to the club, the hope will be that they can get that so far elusive promotion and bring Sky Bet Championship football back to their corner of the North East this season.