HITC looks at the reasons Sunderland fans should be feeling positive about this season
Sunderland are languishing in the Championship in 2022, according to the most recent Football Manager game.
Everton and Arsenal were linked with Sunderland forward Joel Asoro but it appears he will be staying at the Stadium of Light
The Sunderland youngster is being linked with a move to the Gunners.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may be admired for his ability to nurture young talent - but Everton's Ronald Koeman has stolen his thunder.
Sunderland starlet Joel Asoro has been linked with a transfer this summer, but the club must do all they can to keep hold of one of the forward.
Everton are reportedly interested in signing Sunderland's highly rated young forward. However, they face strong competition from Arsenal.
The 18-year-old seems fed up of playing for Sunderland Under-23s.
Sunderland have often overlooked their academy - but with David Moyes in charge the club's youngsters are finally getting a chance.
Sunderland are a little more positive after picking up their first league win, but should they also be excited about the prospects coming through?