Jack Ross has this message for an exciting Sunderland youngster

Elliot Embleton has signed a new two-year contract at the Stadium of Light – and Jack Ross has challenged him to challenge for a first team spot.
Jack Ross has this challenge for Elliot EmbletonJack Ross has this challenge for Elliot Embleton
Jack Ross has this challenge for Elliot Embleton

The England youth international, who had a loan spell last season at Grimsby Town, had continued to train with Sunderland after his contract expired, Ross revealing last week that he had agreed terms on a new deal.

And on the eve of the club jetting out to Portugal, the news has finally been confirmed.

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Embleton joined the club’s academy system at the age of six, rising through the ranks while also representing England at under-17, 18, 19 and 20 level.

A delighted Embleton said: “I’m really happy to have signed a new deal at the club and I can’t wait for the start of the season.

“I enjoyed my time at Grimsby Town and it was a great experience, but I’m ready for the next challenge and I’m happy to be back.

“I’ve been here my entire life, so I’m buzzing to be staying.”

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Ross said: “Elliot is a talented player and I’m delighted that he has committed his future to the club.

“He gained valuable experience last season during his loan spell at Grimsby Town, maturing as both a player and a person, and I believe he’s ready to step up and become a valuable member of our first-team squad.”

Embleton will be part of the Sunderland squad that will head out to Portugal on Wednesday ahead of two friendly games.