'Bring him back': Sunderland fans stunned by Ethan Robson's Grimsby heroics

Sunderland fans look dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light on September 13, 2015 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Ethan Robson scored a brilliant double as Grimsby Town beat League Two leaders Exeter - Jack Ross' Sunderland must be watching closely.

Will Grigg of Sunderland hits the side netting and reacts during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Blackpool at Stadium of Light on February 12, 2019 in Sunderland,...

While Will Grigg would struggle to hit a barn door with a double bass these days, a midfielder Sunderland loaned out over the summer scored a stunner with each foot during a match-winning display on Saturday.

Ethan Robson netted a brilliant individual effort to seal a 1-0 win for Grimsby Town against Macclesfield Town a week ago but he went one better away at Exeter City.

First there was a stunning first-time effort from the edge of the box, a left-footed rocket into the top corner after a well worked corner routine. The second was class personified - a shimmy, a swerve and an ingenious right-footed clip into the roof of the net.

Ethan Robson of Sunderland in action during the pre season friendly between Hibernian and Sunderland at Easter Road on July 9, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Robson’s brilliant double meant Grimsby had beaten the League Two leaders on their own soil. No wonder manager Michael was left feeling Jolley.

And the 22-year-old’s heroic performance at St James’ Park (no, not that one) didn’t go unnoticed back on Wearside either. With Grigg and Charlie Wyke struggling in front of goal, Jack Ross’ side continue to lack any sort of cutting edge through the middle of the pitch but perhaps Robson is exactly what they’re missing.

Did anyone say 're-call clause'?

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


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