JACOB CARNEY has been released by Sunderland after just one appearance in two years for the Black Cats.
The former Manchester United academy starlet signed a two-year deal with the Wearsiders following his Old Trafford exit in 2021.
Carney, 22, made just one senior appearance for Sunderland – ironically against Man United’s Under-23s in an EFL Trophy match last season.
This term he found himself stuck behind goalkeepers Anthony Patterson and Alex Bass, and scarcely made the matchday squad.
He played seven times in the Premier League 2 for Sunderland’s Under-21s during the 2022-23 campaign.
Carney has been released alongside Black Cats team-mate Carl Winchester.
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During his time at United he enjoyed three loan spells away, including at Northern Irish side Portadown.
He impressed during his stint in Northern Ireland, and made opposition bosses take note.
Portadown gaffer Matthew Tipton gushed about Carney’s skills to the News Letter at the time.
He said: “Most opposition managers single out Jacob after our games and I am just delighted with everything overall since he joined the club.
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“I would love him to stay with us again next season and he has really settled in well since moving over to Northern Ireland.
“One massive bonus Jacob gives us is his kicking ability and that decision-making to quickly get us on the front foot.”
Carney will now be looking to join a new club ahead of pre-season.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk