Sunderland striker Ji Dong-Won boosts first-team chances after scoring a brace for reserves

The South Korea attacker has given manager Steve Bruce something to think about ahead of their clash with Wolves by putting in an impressive performance for the second string

Sunderland striker Ji Dong-Won has given his first-team chances a boost ahead of the Black Cats' trip to Wolverhampton after scoring a brace in his reserve team’s 7-0 thrashing of Scunthorpe on Tuesday.

The South Korean striker played a full 90 minutes in the rout, and was on hand to put away his first just five minutes after half-time when some nice play from Craig Gardner and Jordan Cook set the 20-year-old up for a tap-in before grabbing his second after another pin-point pass from Gardner.

Sunderland reserve team manager Keith Bertschin expressed his delight at the performance, particularly with the response from the senior players.

"It was a good performance,” Bertschin told the club’s official website. “Especially from the senior players who showed why they are senior players.

"The levels of effort and application were good, especially in the conditions. To a man, the players put a great shift in and it was a great team performance."

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