Latest first team squad member profiled.
- Born in Middlesbrough on 9th December 1993.
- Joel joined the Black Cats’ academy at the age of 14.
- Broke into the under-18 side during the 2011-12 season and made a further six appearances in the 2012-13 campaign before featuring for the development squad on two occasions.
- In February 2013, Dixon joined Workington Reds on a one-month loan deal; he played eight times for the Reds as they finished 14th in the Conference North.
- Joel is one of only three Sunderland players to appear in all nine Barclays U21 Premier League games this season.
- Dixon re-joined Workington at the start of November but made just one appearance before being recalled for this evening’s game.