Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players
Boyhood Sunderland fan David Ferguson joined the Black Cats from Darlington in 2012 after progressing through the Quakers’ youth ranks.
David began to make a name for himself at the Northern Echo Arena after making six first-team appearances before the club folded.
He initially came to the Stadium of Light on trial and impressed enough to be handed a full professional contract.
David was ever-present for the development squad during the 2012-13 season; his 23 appearances only matched by Jordan Laidler.
He scored his first goal for the under-21’s in September 2012 as the Black Cats drew 2-2 at Tottenham Hotspur.
David was called up to the first-team squad, and was an unused substitute, for the final game of the 2012-13 season as Paolo Di Canio’s side lost 1-0 to Spurs at White Hart Lane.
The defender joined Boston United on loan in February 2014, as well as featuring regularly for the club’s U21s during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.