Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players
A striker who can also play out wide, Carl joined the Academy at under-13 level.
He is an intelligent link-up player who lives in High Barnes, Sunderland.
Carl scored on his debut for the under-18s during his only appearance at that level in 2010-11.
He joined the club full-time in summer 2011 and made 12 appearances in his first full season, scoring three goals.
Last season, Lawson scored three goals in six games.