‘I’ve got to play’ – On-loan Sunderland midfielder sends strong message after Ross sacking

Grimsby Town’s on-loan Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson has been speaking about his future after the Black Cats parted company with Jack Ross earlier this week.

Robson is due to remain with the Mariners until January, and any talk of an extension to the deal is now on hold until the League One outfit appoints a new boss.


The twenty-two-year-year-old has scored three goals in eight appearances for the Mariners, and he’s keen to remain focussed at Grimsby despite the current turmoil at his parent club. Speaking to the Grimsby Telegraph, he said: ‘It’ll be good to have a chat with the manager who comes in and see where we go from there.’


‘Whatever happens, happens. I can’t control that at the minute, I’ve just got to keep playing well here.’

Robson has firmly established himself in Michael Jolley’s midfield after standout displays in wins over Macclesfield and Exeter. His recent impressive form led to his nomination in the PFA Player of the Month awards.

Whatever the future might hold for the youngster, having had a taste of life in an EFL senior first-team he made it clear that come January he needs to continue getting regular game time. He said: ‘I’ve got to play, I’m at an age where I need to be playing football.’

‘If that’s at Sunderland, great. If not, football is football; players move around.’

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