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Chris Coleman plans on giving Sunderland striker Joel Asoro chances

Wales' head coach Chris Coleman gestures during a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 9, 2017, on the eve of the friendly football...

Sunderland youngster Joel Asoro has featured in both matches Chris Coleman has taken charge of so far.

Wales' manager Chris Coleman follows the game from the touchline during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Georgia and Wales in Tbilisi on October 6, 2017.

Chris Coleman has told the Chronicle that Sunderland youngster Joel Asoro will be given chances this season.

Asoro has featured in both matches which Coleman has taken charge of at Sunderland so far.

And the Welsh boss has been impressed by the young forward’s displays so far.

“He did well – he’s looked very lively, very quick, and he’s going to be needed,” Coleman said.

Chris Coleman, Manager of Wales looks dejected in defeat after the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D  Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9,...

“They are all going to be needed because we’ve got a few lads on the treatment table who are going to be there for some time and, with respect, they can’t help us at the moment.”

Asoro has shown promising form for Sunderland’s development side over recent years, and now seems to be on the verge of making a first-team breakthrough.

The prospect helped Sunderland pick up just their second victory of the campaign at the weekend, as Coleman’s new side won 2-0 against Burton.

Sunderland player Joel Asoro in action during the EFL Cup Round Two match between Sunderland and Shrewsbury Town at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland scored two late goals to pick up a hugely important victory at the Pirelli Stadium in their last match.

The Black Cats are now off the bottom of the Championship table, and just two points away from safety.

Coleman's side are next in action against Reading at the weekend, when they will be looking to secure their first home victory of the season. 

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