Sunderland youngster Andrew Nelson posts exciting message on Twitter

Sunderland fans celebrate their teams second goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Sunderland at Priestfield Stadium on August 22, 2018 in Gillingham, United...

Andrew Nelson could soon make his Sunderland debut in League One with Jack Ross in need of depth up front.

Andrew Nelson of Sunderland during the Premier League 2 match between Sunderland and Everton at the Hetton Centre  on January 8, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Duncan Watmore is not the only Sunderland academy forward who is set to return to first-team action after a spell on the sidelines in the near future.

The highly-rated Andrew Nelson is also closing in on a return, which will give manager Jack Ross a much-needed boost to his striking options between now and the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old began his career with Sunderland but is still waiting for a first senior appearance for the Black Cats. After scoring four times during a loan spell at Falkirk in the second half of last season, Nelson appeared to force his way into Sunderland’s plans before an injury in pre-season stalled his progress.

Andrew Nelson of Sunderland kicks the ball during a pre-season friendly game between Darlington FC and Sunderland AFC at Blackwell Meadows on July 10, 2018 in Darlington, England.

But after recovering from surgery, Nelson has posted a positive message on Twitter with a return to the field edging closer.

Manager Jack Ross has shown a refreshing commitment to Sunderland’s array of promising young talents since arriving on Wearside after leading St Mirren to the Scottish Championship title.

The likes of Denver Hume, Bali Mumba, George Honeyman and Josh Maja have been given key roles in the first-team this season so that bodes well for Nelson, particularly with big number nine Charlie Wyke out until the New Year.

Timothy Eyoma of Tottenham Hotspur battles for the ball with Andrew Nelson of Sunderland during the Premier League Two match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at The Lamex Stadium...

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