Sunderland keeper stays at Burton

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SUNDERLAND goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has extended his loan spell at Burton Albion until December 9.

The teenage prospect arrived at the Pirelli Stadium at the start of the season on a two-month loan and now extends his stay with the League Two side for a further two months.

The England Under 19 international has made eight appearances for the Brewers this season, who are in 14th place in the league table.

Meanwhile, Sunderland development squad midfielder Adam Mitchell is hoping to make an impression from within the club, rather than from without.

He was second-half substitute in Sunderland’s final game last season – the match against Spurs at White Hart Lane – and his ambition is to build on that at some stage this season.

“It was one of those experiences I’ll never ever forget,” said the 19-year-old from County Durham.

“Obviously now I’ve played in the Premier League and people can’t take that away from me. I’ve done what I wanted to and it’s just about kicking on.

Mitchell has enjoyed being part of the development squad’s successful 2013-14 campaign so far, with Kevin Ball’s side currently in second place in the Barclays U21 Premier League.

“We won the first four and going to Leicester and winning 3-2 after being 2-1 down gave us real belief,” he said.

“We are very confident and confident in each other and we’re always pushing each other on which is a big part of what we do.

“On a personal note, I’d like to add more goals to my game to help the team over the course of the season but I’m pleased with my assists and my contribution.”