Donald has also explained the decision of Sunderland to sell the 21-year-old striker to Scottish club Dundee in the January transfer window.
No he was not. Dundee came in and we decided the deal was best for all and we will monitor things moving forward and see if it was the fight call.— stewart donald (@stewartdonald3) January 19, 2019
Despite coming through the Black Cats’ youth academy, the 21-year-old struggled to break into the Sunderland first team, and had loan spells at Hartlepool United, Harrogate Town, Falkirk and Darlington.
It was going to be hard for the youngster to establish himself in the Sunderland senior team, and going on loan to other clubs will not have really made a difference in terms of having a future at the Stadium of Light.
The decision to leave Sunderland for Dundee makes sense for Nelson, and perhaps he will make a name for himself in the Scottish Premiership in the coming years.