Robbie Stockdale

TV: Stockdale speaks

by Stuart Vose

We catch up with backroom staff new boy.

Professional development coach Robbie Stockdale is settling into life on Wearside after joining the club's backroom team recently.

The 32-year-old has come on board at the Academy of Light to provide a link for players making the step up from under-18 to under-21 level.

Stockdale joined Sunderland having previously headed up the youth department at Grimsby Town, where he also had a short spell as joint caretaker manager.

He also played for Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham, Rotherham, Hull, Darlington and Tranmere.

SAFC TV caught up with the new coach to talk about settling in, the set-up at the Academy of Light and much more.

Click here to watch the full interview now.