Agnew thanks Boston United for playing ‘big part’ in his Premier League call-up with Sunderland

Liam Agnew.
Liam Agnew.

Liam Agnew believes his Boston United learning curve has ‘played a big part’ in his inclusions with the Sunderland squad.

The on-loan attacker linked up with his parent club twice this week, as the Black Cats drew at Manchester City and beat Premier League challengers Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

“Just getting on those pitches and warming up in front of 40,000 people was unbelievable,” said Agnew, who was named on the Sunderland bench at the Etihad.

Agnew doesn’t yet know whether he’ll be with Boston or Sunderland this weekend.

But he believes United will have the freedom to play their own game at Aggborough.

He added: “We’ve got nothing to lose. All the pressure’s on Guiseley and whether or not they’ve got the bottle.

“If they haven’t then we’re ready to pounce.”

Agnew was also quick to thank Boston for introducing him to senior football, something he believes has helped him earn a two-year pro deal.

“First team experience and playing against men has helped me a lot and improved me massively,” he added.

“This has been a big part of me getting into the first team squad.”