George Brady keen to get Sunderland's under-23 side back on track after poor run

Sunderland AFC youngster George Brady, has insisted that he is keen to see the Black Cats under-23's side get back to winning ways, after a poor run which has seen them play six games without securing a victory. 

Need to get back on track 

It has been far from a great start for Andy Welsh's side, with Brady's winner against Everton at the start of September being the last time they tasted victory. Defeats against Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal followed that win, however draws with Cardiff City, Derby County and Reading have given Brady hope that the side can kick on. 

“We need to stick together because when you look back at last year we weren’t a technically better team but we stuck together and that’s why we finished where we did,” Brady told “We haven’t taken enough shots and we haven’t taken our chances" said the former Chelsea youth prospect. 

He continued by admitting that; “We have got to be more deadly when we get in goalscoring positions" especially seeing as they don't get as much possession as they have done previously, with the youngster adding “We haven’t been playing badly but we aren’t going to get 20 chances as we may have got last season." 

Brady concluded by talking about the struggles in front of goal, saying that; “We need to make sure we take our chances when they fall our way.”

Above: Jordan Pickford ahead of Sunderland's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal | Photo: Getty Images
Above: Jordan Pickford ahead of Sunderland's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal | Photo: Getty Images

In need of a win 

The performances of the first-team have been no better, with David Moyes' senior side yet to win a league match. However Academy of Light success story Jordan Pickford, believes that the Stadium of Light outfit have perfect opportunity to pick up their first three points with Saturday's trip to AFC Bournemouth. 

“Saturday’s game at Bournemouth gives us a good chance to pick up three points and head into the international break on a high.” said the 22-year-old.

He continued by praising the mood within the camp considering the poor run of results, "nobody likes losing games, so it’s up to us to get a result which would lift the fans and get a real buzz around the city ahead of the game against Hull City.”

Pickford concluded by saying; “We have to do our jobs against the teams around us and we’re fully capable of beating them" pinning the presssure on himself and his teammates ahead of the game this weekend. 

Sunderland AFC will take on AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, November 5 with kick-off at 3pm BST.