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Sunderland could unearth Mount 2.0 in Owen Robinson

Sunderland’s academy has produced plenty of impressive talent worthy of recognition, with arguably their most notable graduate Jordan Henderson having lifted almost every trophy as captain of Liverpool.

Just this summer saw them make a conscious effort to continue that trend with the acquisition of four promising youngsters.

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Of the quartet, Owen Robinson could be seen as the most akin to another youngster who rose through the Chelsea academy to become a Premier League star: Mason Mount.

Born in Liverpool, Robinson had impressed throughout the Fylde youth ranks. The 19-year-old was the top scorer for their U18s side during the 2020/21 season.

Clearly possessing a keen eye for goal, the attacking midfielder has also taken to life in the Premier League 2 with relative ease too.

This season he has one goal and one assist in five games, showing that he is not out of his depth at this level.

As he is facing a tougher level, his goals are naturally declining as he faces tougher opposition. It seems like, should he fulfil his potential, he might end up with a more all-around tally like Mount’s 11 goals and ten assists last season in the Premier League.

Indeed, he would appear to be a canny operator in that number 10 role, acting as not just a natural finisher – something he has relished in recent years – but a strong supply line like Mount too.

However, when asked about his play style, Robinson suggested he might have a little bit more magic and unpredictability than the England international.

He said: “I feel like last season, playing senior football, has stood me in good stead moving forward. I feel that given the opportunity, I can light up a game and really put a marker down – I can’t wait to get to work here.”

As he mentions. having featured six times last season in the National League North last season for Fylde’s first team will have aided in his development tenfold.

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He will have experience far beyond many of the youngsters he will be facing in his current division, which will be integral in the long run when he hopefully does make the senior step up.

Perhaps he could force himself into Tony Mowbray’s plans this season and give Sunderland their own Mount to propel them towards promotion.

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