‘It’s amazing to be back’ - Sunderland's Mikael Mandron returns after injury

A young Sunderland forward enjoyed a perfect return after his spell on the side-lines.

Sunderland forward Mikael Mandron has been speaking following his goal-scoring return for the Black Cats’ under-21 side.

Mandron put his injury woes behind him to score in the 4-0 win against Fulham with Sunderland’s other goals coming from Duncan Watmore (2) and Carl Lawson.

Speaking to the club’s official website after the match, Mandron revealed his happiness at being back.

“It’s amazing to be back playing because when you are injured all you want to do is get back on the pitch with the team.

“It was a great feeling and it was even better to score.”

Mandron arrived at Sunderland in 2013 having previously played youth football in France. A brief loan spell at Fleetwood saw him score one goal and set up two more in 11 appearances after he had made his first-team debut for Sunderland against Aston Villa back in April last year.

His record of 12 goals in 17 under-21 appearances means big things are expected of the player who may be asked to be the goal-scoring hero for Gus Poyet’s side sooner rather than later given their current struggles.

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