Harrogate Town hero Jack Diamond will be handed a chance in the first team at Sunderland, according to Northern Echo.
The 20-year-old forward scored Harrogate’s third goal on Sunday as they sealed promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history, beating Notts County 3-1 at Wembley.
The youngster was a regular in Simon Weaver’s side through the campaign, having moved on loan last summer to the North Yorkshire club.
Returning to Sunderland this summer, it remains to be seen if the Gateshead born forward will be handed a chance by Phil Parkinson, although Northern Echo claim that he will be given a shot.
The report goes on to say that Parkinson wants to assess Diamond’s ability before a decision is made on his immediate future.
The versatile attacker is now expected to have a short break before taking part in Sunderland’s pre-season training schedule.
Weaver, who has been excellent in guiding Harrogate Town to the Football League would seemingly be keen to seal another loan move for the youngster if Parkinson opts to let him leave.
It is a must that Parkinson thoroughly inspects his whole squad this summer and that includes young players. He needs to ensure he has the right mix next season and Diamond could be a good addition to the Sunderland attack.
His spell at Harrogate was his first time playing regular first team football and he made solid strides forward, including netting four goals in 30 appearances. At 20-years-old he could get even better, so it is now down to him to impress Parkinson behind the scenes.
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