Youth Team

Youth Team Duo set Sights on Sunderland

Dan Simmonite

Logan Fawcett and Ryan Wombwell have been offered trials at League One club Sunderland after impressing for Carlisle United Development.

The Northumberland FA U18 representatives will link up with the Black Cats academy this week to stake a claim for a youth contract at the Stadium of Light. 

Both players are students at the Park View Academy of Sport where they combine their studies with playing in the National Football Youth League; which is the highest level of youth football outside of the academy system.

Because of their absence Northumberland FA’s head coach Alan Thompson will now be without two key players next week against Durham FA. However, the Newcastle East End manager was in good spirits after hearing the news.

He said: “Although losing Logan and Ryan from the youth team squad is a big blow, I am absolutely delighted that they have been given the chance to make an impression at Sunderland.

“The lads have both shown excellent attitude and commitment to work hard along with their undoubted talent.”

Fawcett and Wombwell have both played a part in the team’s unbeaten start to the season which has seen the county side progress to second place in the Association of Northern Counties East Division.

And they are not the only youth team players to have trials with professional clubs, with team captain Paul Van-Zanderveliet playing for Sheffield United academy in a friendly earlier last year.

Thompson will now be tasked to find replacements with the squad due to be announced early next week ahead of the trip to Durham's Chester-le-Street headquarters.

Everyone involved with the Northumberland FA would like to wish both players every success with their trials.