Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players

Mikael Mandron

The 6'3" striker impressed during a trial with the club and was handed a two-year scholarship.

The Frenchman, who qualifies internationally for England and Scotland, had been playing in his homeland with Bolougne.

He made 24 appearances for the young Black Cats in 2011-12, scoring six goals.

Mika made a real impact in 2012-13 with 12 goals in 13 under-18 appearances earning him a promotion to the development squad.

Whilst with the second string Mika played 16 times, scoring his only goal in a 2-2 draw with Everton at Eppleton CW.

And he made the step up to the first team in March 2013, making the bench as an unused substitute against Manchester United in Martin O'Neill's final game in charge.

He made his debut as a late substitute during Sunderland's 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa the following month.

Mika added to his first-team appearances with a late run-out as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season.

Mika joined League Two side Fleetwood Town on loan in January 2014, making 11 appearances and scoring one goal as the Fleet won promotion to League One.

Mika impressed during the first team’s pre-season campaign by scoring in a 1-0 win over Carlisle United, but he will be looking to kick on heading into the latter stages of 2014 after an injury-disrupted start to the season.