The curtain on Sunderland’s decade long stay in the top flight was finally drawn at the end of April, bringing in a wave of uncertainty over the future of the football club.
One absolute though is that Sunderland’s squad will undergo a major face-lift as a hoard of personnel look set to depart the Stadium of Light.
At the time of writing Ellis Short has yet to clarify the club’s strategy and intention in regards to player recruitment, or even the manager who will oversee such dealings. It would seem however, that some of the under 23 side who reached the final of the International Premier League Cup (losing 5-0 to Porto B), could well be utilised and some are almost certain to see more of the first team picture.
Here are THREE possible candidates for graduation in the full squad who could play some part in Sunderland’s pursuit of an immediate return to the top flight.