Wolves defender Dion Sanderson came in for high praise last night for his performance for Sunderland against Hull City.

The 21-year-old, who is on a season-long loan at the Stadium of Light, started the game alongside Bailey Wright for what was only his eighth appearance of the season.

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Sanderson has had some difficulty breaking into the starting XI so far in 2020/21, which has actually led to reports recently that Wolves aren’t too happy with the situation.

Playing the situation down, Black Cats manager Lee Johnson said before the game (Sunderland Echo): “I had a discussion with Wolves about that quite early [in my tenure] and I think they were understandably a little bit frustrated with his gametime.

“But I think we’ve proved that it is there for him and with as many games as we have coming up, he’s a player I like, he’s a good lad, trains well and has some real quality.”

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Sanderson was handed an opportunity last night against the Tigers in League One, and gave a pretty good account of himself.

According to Sofascore he completed 46/53 passes (84%), and also won four out of six duels. He also made a couple of clearances and interceptions each during the 1-1 draw.

Although Sunderland fans were frustrated with the end result, Sanderson’s display was a real positive in the eyes of some:

 

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