Sunderland winger Jack Diamond has admitted to Harrogate Town’s official website that he is looking to find consistency in his game during his second loan spell with the club.
The young winger completed a deadline day loan move to the Sky Bet League Two side and will no doubt be hoping to impress Sunderland boss Lee Johnson during his stint away from the Stadium of Light.
Diamond previously spent time on loan with the Sulphurites during the 2019/20 campaign and helped the Yorkshire side gain promotion to the Football League as he scored in the National League play-off final at Wembley Stadium to help his team to a 3-1 win over Notts County.
Now the attacker has commented on his recent move back to the club, as he stated the following about his aims for the season ahead:
“I have to replicate what I’ve already done and I’m already seen in a high regard. I think it’s a good challenge to face.
“I think I grew a lot as a player, there were a lot of ups and downs – just finding consistency which is key especially with a player like me.”
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Diamond signed a new contract with the Black Cats last season which ties him to the Stadium of Light until the summer of 2024 and will be hoping that he can prove his worth once more over the course of the current season before returning to the North East.
The winger had already made three appearances for Sunderland this term, clocking up two assists in the process.
On paper this is a very good move for Diamond following his breakout campaign with Sunderland last season and he will certainly benefit from starting every week with Harrogate.
It’s a step down the divisions at the same time but he is guaranteed to start almost every game at League Two level, where as at the Stadium of Light under Johnson he would’ve likely been on the bench most of the time.
He has the opportunity to prove himself once again in an environment that he knows all too well, and that can only be a positive factor moving forwards this season.
It will certainly be interesting to see how he gets on in a league that is far more physical than League One in terms of playing styles.