Sunderland AFC goalkeeper Anthony Patterson has signed a new long-term contract at the Stadium of Light.
Patterson, who has signed a two-year deal with the option of a further year, rose through the ranks on Wearside and made his competitive debut in November 2020 in a Papa John’s Trophy clash with Fleetwood Town.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a second senior outing later in the competition against Oldham Athletic, whilst also impressing between the posts in 24 Premier League 2 matches for Elliott Dickman’s Under-23 side across the 2020-21 campaign.
After sealing a new deal, Patterson said: “I’m delighted to extend my contract with the club I’ve been at for many years now. I was pleased with the way last season went on a personal level and I can’t wait to get started again and see what the new season brings. Over the past year, I feel I’ve progressed well and it’s now important to build on that.”
Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman added: “Anthony has been progressing well. We took the option on his contract last year with the intention of seeking to agree new terms and we are really happy to have this in place for the start of the season. He returns later this month as a member of the first-team squad and he has a great opportunity to progress with us.”