Sunderland loan star DeAndre Yedlin hoping to do parent club Tottenham a favour this weekend

DeAndre Yedlin

The 22-year-old right-back is expected to feature for the Black Cats against Spurs' title rivals Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham Hotspur loanee DeAndre Yedlin has told the Evening Standard how he is aiming to do his parent club a big favour on Sunday afternoon when his Sunderland side host high-flying Leicester City.

The Foxes sit seven points above second-placed Tottenham at the top of the Premier League with six matches left, but a defeat at the Stadium of Light would revitalise Spurs’ title hopes ahead of their ensuing clash with Manchester United.

Yedlin’s primary focus is obviously on trying to help steer Sunderland to safety during the final months of his season-long loan, but the American right-back has admitted that he his conscious of what a win against the table-toppers could also mean for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

"The whole Leicester thing is an unbelievable story, but it’s obviously one we are going to try and put a dent in this weekend," Yedlin told the Evening Standard. "Talking to a lot of the players here, they’ve been saying that if Leicester win the title, it will probably be one of those stories they end up making a movie out of.

"It’s a great story. You have to give credit to them, they have had an unbelievable season. They've played very well, kept it tight at the back and scored goals."

Yedlin, 22, originally joined Tottenham from the Seattle Sounders in January 2015 after the two sides agreed a £2.5 million deal five months earlier, but the former MLS All-Star earned just one 12-minute cameo for the club over the rest of the 2014-15 season.

He did not feature for Pochettino’s men over the first few weeks of this term either before joining Sunderland for the remainder of the campaign, but he has since been getting his first extended taste of Premier League football.

The US international has made 18 total appearances for the Black Cats, and having started their last six Premier League games, he is expected to be in the line-up again this weekend when Leicester visit the North East.

"It's definitely going to be one of our most challenging games, but we can’t focus on them,” he added to the Evening Standard. “We have to focus on ourselves right now because we have to get out of trouble. We have to get these three points any way we can."

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