Sunderland attacker Aiden O'Brien.

Revealed: The youth and fringe players who could have interesting roles to play in Sunderland's season

The summer transfer window is now shut with Sunderland concluding some eye-catching deals.

Saturday, 4th September 2021, 3:46 pm

Head coach Lee Johnson alongside sporting director Kristjaan Speakman and head of recruitment Stuart Harvey were able to bring nine new faces to the Black Cats’ first team.

Corry Evans, Alex Pritchard, Callum Doyle, Dennis Cirkin, Frederik Alves, Nathan Broadhead and Niall Huggins have all arrived at the Stadium of Light over the summer.

And they were joined by German duo Ron-Thorbert Hoffmann and Leon Dajaku on deadline day to conclude the Wearsiders’ incomings for the summer.

But what about some of the fringe stars and young players still at the club – could they still have a role to play in Sunderland’s season?

Here, we take a look at seven players who could make an impact with plenty of league and cup football to be contested during the 2021-22 season yet.

Simply have a peak at the gallery below:

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