Dylan McEvoy has extended his loan spell with Boston United in a bid to fulfil his dream of forcing his way into Sunderland’s first team.
The Geordie, who turned 19 on Monday, will remain on work experience with the Pilgrims until January 10 after a series of swashbuckling performances at left back.
McEvoy is the latest in a series of Black Cats hoping to gain an education in senior football at the Jakemans Stadium.
And with Duncan Watmore, formerly of Altrincham, currently featuring for Sunderland in the Premier League, McEvoy is adamant that non-league is a great place to start making a name for himself.
“When you see Duncan now to where he was a few years ago, he’s getting better and better every week,” he said.
“Where he was playing has helped him. He’s gone to the first team and done really well.
“By impressing at left back or in midfield I’ll get more chances back in Sunderland.”
McEvoy added that he hopes he can now catch Sam Allardyce’s eye: “He’s the boss, hopefully I can impress if I play in front of him.”