On-loan Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj's message to Sunderland fans

Fit-again Adnan Januzaj has promised he'll be back on top of his game soon after returning to action.

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 9:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:42 am
Adnan Januzaj celebrates

The on-loan Manchester United winger started and scored for Sunderland Under-23s in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur earlier this week.

And Januzaj - who is fit again after a six-week spell out with an ankle injury - is now targeting a return to the Sunderland starting line-up as soon as possible.

Januzaj has been on the bench in recent weeks and came on for the last 11 minutes of the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

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“I’ve come off the bench a couple of times and I started for the Under-23s earlier this week which was good to help my fitness,” said Januzaj.

“It’s good to be playing games again after being out and it will help me find my levels.

“It was a good goal and it helped the team and hopefully it will lead to me scoring first-team goals as my ambition is to score in the Premier League, so hopefully I can get my chance and take it this weekend.

“It was good to play but I felt like I was getting into my rhythm at Sunderland so [the injury] did come at a bad time, but I’m getting back now and I’ll be on top of my game very soon.”

Sunderland host Champions Leicester City at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, with Sunderland on home soil for three of their next four Premier League matches.

Januzaj added: “There are lots of games over Christmas and every player is needed so we will all get a lot of playing time, and that’s very important for me. We have some big games coming up but they are games we can take points from.

“My job is to score goals and create them so hopefully a lot of that.

“Leicester City won the league last year but at home it’s a game we should be aiming to win. Just because they were successful last year doesn’t mean we have to put ourselves down, and in any game anything can happen.

“We will head into the weekend confident and hopefully we can take three points.”