Carl Lawson has tweeted his joy, after being involved in Sunderland’s under-21 match against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday evening.
Lawson was named among the substitutes for Sunderland’s match against the La Liga outfit, and that marked a positive step in his comeback from injury.
The youngster has been out for a considerable period of time with a knee problem, but he is pushing closer to fitness now and expressed his delight at being back in the match-day squad on social media site Twitter.
Lawson is yet to make his senior debut at Sunderland, and he will be hoping that his latest injury setback does not halt his development too much.
From the substitutes’ bench, Lawson saw his Sunderland team beat Bilbao 2-1, to ensure that they progressed in the Premier League under-21 cup.
Danny Graham had given Sunderland the lead in the 34th minute, but Bilbao struck back soon after to draw level.
The game was evenly contested after that, but a Martin Smith penalty put the Black Cats back in front, and they were able to hold on to their advantage until the full-time whistle.