Sunderland's George Honeyman happy to be back doing what he loves

The Sunderland youngster is looking ahead following his return to fitness.

Young Sunderland player George Honeyman has been speaking to the club’s official website about returning from injury and his hopes for the under-21 side this season.

The 21-year-old had been ruled out for the last six weeks with a back injury but he is now back in training and raring to go.

Honeyman has played 41 times for Sunderland’s under-21 side to date, scoring three goals and providing 11 assists in that time, and his versatility means he is one to watch in the years ahead at the Stadium of Light.

Honeyman really can play anywhere in an attacking sense, having previously featured on both wings, as a centre forward, a secondary striker and an attacking midfielder, and whoever takes over from Dick Advocaat at the club may give him a chance in the first-team sooner rather than later; not that the player is thinking of anything other than the under-21s for now.

“I’m so happy to be back doing what I love,” the youngster told “I’m not expecting just to walk straight into the team. Even though I’m one of the senior ones, I’ve got to work hard.”

Honeyman made his senior debut for Sunderland last season in the FA Cup defeat to Bradford City, and while he only got four minutes on that occasion, bigger and better things could be on the horizon for the exciting player.

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