Sunderland beat Hearts 2-0 at Tynecastle to continue their pre-season preparations with an impressive victory.
Lee Johnson picked a strong side for the game against the Scottish Premiership outfit and his team produced a strong display, with Aiden McGeady scoring both goals for the Black Cats.
Whilst the Irishman was a standout performer, another who caught the eye was centre-back Callum Doyle.
The youngster only joined on loan from Manchester City yesterday but he was handed a start by the manager and he responded by putting in an assured performance in the heart of the defence.
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Doyle was comfortable in possession and he covered the ground well as he broke up a few attacks for the hosts.
This was the first chance that many supporters have had to watch the new recruit and it’s fair to say that Doyle made a positive impact.
Here we look at some of the reaction to his showing from Twitter…
— Aiden Redman (@redman_aiden) July 17, 2021
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) July 17, 2021
— Bradley Fearnley (@braddfearnleyy) July 17, 2021
— Christian Luke Forster (@ChristianLukeF1) July 17, 2021
— Jack Gilmore 🔴⚪️ (@15jgilmore) July 17, 2021
Better then Sanderson.
— safcleo (@safcreportt) July 17, 2021
— Andy James (@AndyJames1979) July 17, 2021