Reserves boss Warren Joyce has been singing the praises of our summer signing, Angelo Henriquez, claiming that he is already settling in well.

The Chilean teenager scored on his debut for the club in the recent 4-2 win against Newcastle Under-21s but struggled to see too much of the ball at Sunderland as he was tightly marked by two big centre-halves.

Joyce has said that the plan was for Federico Macheda and Joshua King to offer more support from wider roles to prevent the 18-year-old from becoming isolated, although this didn’t really work as planned.

“It’s a long-term project,” Joyce told MUTV. “Angelo is a great lad. He’s come to the country and fitted in well. He’s working hard in training but we had three forwards up there [at Sunderland] even if we didn’t play like that in the first half. It wasn’t just one up front – we had three forwards looking for rotations but we didn’t retain the ball long enough to get into positions where we could develop those situations.”




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