Altidore on U21 duty – while first team are at White Hart Lane

Jozy Altidore
Jozy Altidore
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JOZY ALTIDORE’S place in Gus Poyet’s plans has been thrown further into doubt, with the striker starting for Sunderland Under-21s tonight, rather than having any involvement with the first-team.

Altidore has netted just one Premier League goal for Sunderland since the Black Cats splashed out almost £7million on the American international during the summer.

The 24-year-old was dropped to the bench for last week’s defeat against West Ham.

And rather than playing any part in Sunderland’s bid to remain in the top flight at White Hart Lane tonight, Altidore instead features for the U21s in their Stadium of Light clash against Tottenham.