Broadhead on target for Sunderland

Saturday, 13 November, 2021 8comments  |  Jump to last
Nathan Broadhead was on target this week for his loan club, Sunderland, scoring against Bradford after missing seven games through a hamstring injury.

The 21-year-old's return to action has taken much longer than the 2-week spell he was originally expecting:

“I've had a hamstring injury before, it's a common injury in football,” said Broadhead when asked about his recovery process.

“You have to take time and I was meant to be out for 2 weeks but I felt a little bit in there so I rested a few more weeks to get it right.

“I have done it before and I know what it's like so you just have to pull yourself through and build myself up again. This is a stepping stone for the rest of the season.

"It was a difficult time out and I've worked hard in the gym to try and get my fitness up. Hopefully I will be rewarded.”

Earlier this week, he scored his second goal for the Black Cats to earn the point they needed against Bradford to go through to the knockout phase of the Papa John's Trophy as group winners. He was withdrawn soon after scoring and could not help as they lost the penalty shoot-out and an extra point.

Broadhead has yet to score in League One, where he has only started one game so far in his loan spell, the other four appearances being from the subs bench.
 

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 13/11/2021 at 20:51:19
Well done, Nathan, hope you can feature for us again in the future. I'll always believe there is a player in you, more than most.
James Flynn
2 Posted 14/11/2021 at 18:37:18
He's not 21. Nathan turns 24 come April. Recurring hammy problem is not good.

Hopefully, he stays healthy and does well on loan so we can make a buck or two on a transfer fee.

John Raftery
3 Posted 14/11/2021 at 23:21:20
Yes, recurring hamstring injuries are common in football but they are terrible for a 23-year-old trying to forge a career. I suspect Nathan, like many others before him, will find his level at League Two or National League.
Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 15/11/2021 at 02:59:25
Always tricky ones, hamstrings. He's done the right thing taking longer to recover and not rushing back too early as it's the type of injury that will just go again if you do. Ironically, given Mr Benitez's recent decision on the medical front, is he being better looked after by Sunderland than he was at Everton?

I was lucky with hamstrings. The worst one I found was a quad muscle tear. It felt like that wouldn't go away. Every time I thought I was okay, it just shouted at me again. And I had 3 breaks and ankle ligament injuries over the years. The breaks were the easiest but I guess I was lucky they weren't complicated ones.

Anyway, enough about my failed football career. Well done, Nathan. Come back stronger and come back better with competitive football experience under your belt.

James Flynn
5 Posted 15/11/2021 at 19:07:32
Correction.

We won't be making any money on him. His contract's up end of this season.

Good luck to him anyway. Some club down below could likely use him.

Dave Abrahams
6 Posted 15/11/2021 at 19:13:25
James (5),

Are you sure Broadhead's contract is up at the end of this season? I thought he was given a 2-year contract last summer.

Michael Kenrick
8 Posted 15/11/2021 at 21:16:22
Good recall as ever, Dave.

Nathan Broadhead signed a new 2-year contract on 18 June, after Carlo Ancelotti had departed, but before Rafa Benetiz was appointed. It runs through June 2023.

If Jimmy Flynn was using TransferMarkt, it's his loan contract at Sunderland that ends next summer.

James Flynn
9 Posted 17/11/2021 at 21:35:14
Thanks gents. Then hopefully we will make a buck or two this Summer.

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