New arrivals: Under-23 duo sign up

Sunderland AFC are pleased to confirm the signings of Oliver Younger and Mitchell Curry.

The pair will link up with Elliott Dickman’s under-23 squad for the upcoming season after penning respective one-year deals on Wearside.

Centre-back Younger joins after leaving Premier League outfit Burnley in July, ending his 13-year stay with the Clarets.

Back in February, the 20-year-old went on loan to League of Ireland side St Patrick’s Athletic where he made two appearances before the season was cut-short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Curry, meanwhile, joins the club following the expiration of his contract with Middlesbrough.

The 21-year-old striker has appeared 20 times in the Premier League 2 for Boro and has also enjoyed loan spells with Harrogate Town, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Gateshead FC.

Speaking about the new arrivals, head coach Elliott Dickman said: “We’re delighted to get the lads on board. I’ve known Mitchell for a long time and he adds something to the team that we don’t already have. He’s great at making runs in behind and he’s a goalscorer, so hopefully we will see that this season.

“Oliver is another one we’re pleased with. He’s an aggressive centre-back and he’s good in the air. We’ve been delighted with what we’ve seen from him so far and he really strengthens the group. As a whole, we’re happy with the additions this summer and we’re looking forward to the season now.”


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