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Sanderson earns Sunderland award

Wolves Academy loanee Dion Sanderson was voted Sunderland AFC Supporters’ Young Player of the Year for his efforts during the 2020/21 campaign.

The 21-year-old attracted plaudits during his 28 appearances, where he helped the Black Cats into the League One Play-Offs, which he was denied competing in due to injury.

While at the Stadium of Light, Sanderson bagged his first goal in professional football, opening the scoring in a 2-0 win over Rochdale in March.

The temporary spell at Sunderland was Sanderson’s second successful loan move, after experiencing the Championship with Cardiff City the season previous.   

Back in March, wolves.co.uk caught up with the Academy product, where he spoke positively of his experience in the north east.