Head coach pleased with early signs from winger.
Paolo Di Canio was pleased with the early signs after new signing Charis Mavrias made his debut in midweek.
The 19-year-old Greek winger featured off the bench against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday evening, helping his side reverse a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2.
Mavrias – a Greek international - joined Sunderland from Panathinaikos last week, signing a four-year deal.
And the latest addition impressed his new boss as the Black Cats teed up a third-round home tie against Peterborough.
“Mavrias came on in a tough moment and it wasn’t easy [for him],” Sunderland’s head coach said after the game.
“For a player who has come from abroad, in front of this fantastic crowd, in this stadium even at 2-0 down is a fantastic occasion for him to show his quality.
“He played with his instinct, he’s only young – obviously he came on at a difficult moment, then we turned the game and that will give him more energy and enthusiasm.
“It was good for the new faces - they did well - and we have to keep going.”