Sunderland boss Coleman suggests Honeyman good enough for Premier League

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland arrives ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

George Honeyman has established himself as an important player for Sunderland this season.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has suggested to The Chronicle that George Honeyman is good enough for the Premier League.

Honeyman has come through the youth ranks at Sunderland and is now an important member of the first team.

The 23-year-old has started 29 games and made five substitute appearances in the Championship for the Black Cats so far this season, scoring three goals and providing two assists in the process.

Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion (L) is fouled by George Honeyman of Sunderland (R) during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on...

Coleman told The Chronicle about Honeyman: “Do you know what? You could build around him if we were in the league above. They don’t grow on trees, George Honeymans.

"If we were in the Premier League and I was standing here I would say, ‘We can build around George Honeyman.’He’s that type of boy. He still young, he hasn’t played 50 games yet. He’s a top, top boy.”

George Honeyman of Sunderland and Harlee Dean of Birmingham City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sunderland at St Andrews on January 30, 2018 in...

Key player in League One next season?

Sunderland are having a horrible season in the Championship, and there is a very genuine chance that they will be playing in the League One in 2018-19.

The performances of the Black Cats have been dire, and the results have been hugely disappointing this campaign.

Honeyman has been one of Sunderland’s better performances so far this season, and the 23-year-old could be a key player for the Black Cats in League One in 2018-19.

Sunderland are at the foot of the Championship table at the moment with 28 points from 37 matches.

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