Billy Knott

U21 and U18 fixtures confirmed

by Ashley Houghton

U21s host Bolton whilst U18s face trip to Chelsea on opening day.

Sunderland’s Academy fixtures have been announced for the coming season as both the development squad and under-18s look to continue their fine progress made during the 2012-13 campaign.

The under-21 side begin their campaign on Monday 12th August with the visit of Bolton Wanderers before they travel to Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Monday 19th August for a 7pm kick-off.

The Wear-Tyne derby takes place on Monday 3rd February with a 7pm kick-off at the Stadium of Light whilst the young Black Cats finish their season at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

The development squad will be excited by the prospect of trips to Anfield, Villa Park and the Etihad Stadium over the course of the season.

The under-18 side, who went all the way to the semi-finals last season, begin their season on the same day as the first team when they travel to Chelsea for a tricky opening fixture.

The following weekend the Black Cats will host Manchester City at the Academy of Light before a Tyne-Wear derby clash with Newcastle United.

The Wear-Tyne derby will be held on Saturday 11th January before the young Black Cats finish their campaign with a trip to last season’s runners-up Reading.

All fixtures are subject to change.

Take a look at the full fixture list for the under-21 side

Take a look at the full fixture list for the under-18 side