Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was impressed with George Honeyman’s performance for Sunderland against Bury in the EFL Cup on Thursday evening.
Sunderland and Derby County played out a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the season.
Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman had been set to start against Swansea City at the weekend.
Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman impressed against Hull City recently.
Sunderland won against Hull City in the Premier League at the weekend.
George Honeyman is out of contract with Sunderland at the end of the season.
Sunderland boss decided to start with Steven Pienaar ahead of both George Honeyman and Lynden Gooch against Bournemouth.
Players from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County and Nottingham Forest feature.
Sunderland could do with having every player available during their fight for Premier League survival.
Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman made three first-team appearances in January.