'Outstanding talent': Some Sunderland fans wowed by 19-year-old's Tuesday display
Some Sunderland fans have been praising Dan Neil on Twitter following his bright display in Tuesday’s pre-season friendly.
The Black Cats played out a 0-0 draw away at Tranmere and the 19-year-old did well for the visitors.
Sunderland boss Lee Johnson named a young side for the trip to Prenton Park.
The Wearsiders looked lively but lacked a goalscoring touch and didn’t provide too much of a test for Joe Murphy in the Rovers goal.
Aiden O’Brien had a number of opportunities to break the deadlock, while Neil weighed in with a 25-yard effort that Murphy did well to claim.
Neil was strong in the middle of the park and provided some neat deliveries for his teammates, who sadly didn’t make the most of them.
And some Sunderland fans feel Neil has a bright future at the club, urging Johnson to make him a regular next term.
Sunderland fans react to Dan Neil’s display:
Richardson, Younger impressed out the youngsters.— Lee Armstrong (@NightwingSAFC) July 27, 2021
Diamonds been our best player, Neil doesn't look out of place in the man's game.
Patterson has to be no1 like if not now then when?
Dan Neil deffo deserves a chance in the 1st team this season, ahead of Diamond for me.— Seany (@Seany_Rids) July 27, 2021
Last couple of things from me tonight, we have to somehow find a buyer for Grigg, and I’d 100% be starting Dan Neil in the opening game against Wigan. That lad is ready.— Michael Oates✍🏻📝📚🔴⚪️⚽️ (@afootyeducation) July 27, 2021
Poor game that. Only Dan Neil who sticks out for me the rest are just not good enough. Diamond been poor again can’t see him getting in side and less said about O’Brien and grigg the better.— newby08 🏴 (@newby08) July 27, 2021
Dan Neil looks an outstanding talent— christinesmith (@cs10mackem) July 27, 2021
Neil netted his first senior goal for the Black Cats in the 1-1 draw at York City and has started all of the club’s pre-season games thus far.
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