Sunderland announce Anthony Patterson has signed a long-term contract until 2026

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Sunderland have confirmed Anthony Patterson has extended his contract until 2026. The North Shields native established himself as the Black Cats’ number one at the end of last season as the club secured promotion to the Championship.

Nine clean sheets in 21 games provided the base for Alex Neil’s side as they ended a four-year spell in League One. The news comes after Lee Burge will join Northampton Town when his current contract expires on June 1st.

Speaking about the extension, Patterson said: “I’ve had a brilliant year and couldn’t be happier to have signed a new contract. I joined the club when I was 10, so to play my role in promotion and victory at Wembley Stadium was a dream come true.

“My focus now is on the new season and improving my overall game to make sure I prove myself in the Championship and continue to help the team.”

The boss also paid tribute to the 22-year-old after penning a long-term extension. Neil added: “There’s nothing better than seeing someone who’s been through the academy and who is Sunderland through and through, doing the business in the first team.

: It’s great to reward him for what he’s achieved, but he knows he can’t rest on his laurels because the easy part is over and the hard work now begins for him this season.

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