Ross Stewart’s Sunderland career is off to the races as the former Ross County striker begins to hit the form that won him the move earlier this year.
Stewart left the Scottish Premiership’s Highland club in January for a six-figure fee but injury has disrupted his progress. He netted twice for Sunderland on Saturday as they moved top of English League One with a 3-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth was impressed by the former Ross County man: “They’re a good side. They have done a good job recruitment wise. It’s tough when you come down and you’re in that transition. It’s not easy to build a size when you’re Sunderland in League One. There are good players and then you have stalwarts like Aiden McGeady.
“And I really like the boy Ross Stewart up front, I think he’s an excellent prospect for Sunderland.”
Stewart netted for the fourth time in six games this season – notching an assist over the opening matches too. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic rise from the junior divisions of Scottish football, into the professional system with Albion Rovers and now onto Sunderland via County.
Fans of his new club have taken to him already and fans in Dingwall will no doubt be watching his progress with intent.
Great to see Ross Stewart bag another Double for Sunderland today 🙌👏🔥 https://t.co/VGKTT9SiOL
— Dale Pryde-MacDonald (@DalePrydeMacD) August 28, 2021
Some post-match thoughts…….
> Elliot Embleton is getting better and better. He can unlock defences superbly, and his goal today was pure class.
> Ross Stewart is an absolute menace. Physical, powerful, great in the air and on the deck. What a striker we’ve got. #SAFC 🔴⚪️
— Philip West (@Philip_RJ89) August 28, 2021
The loch Ness Drogba 🏴
— Liam Shepard🔴⚪ (@LiamShepard7) August 28, 2021
— Fran Caballero (@caballerofp) August 28, 2021
Rossco Van Basten
— cal patterson (@calpatterson3) August 28, 2021
— Chris Richardson (@ChrisRichFTM) August 28, 2021
Had a feeling this lad would do well down south. Always liked him and you always felt he would score when playing. Good to see, Scotland call up if he keeps going the way he is this season. 👏👏 https://t.co/y2xBtOzUKK
— simon kelt (@sekili03) August 29, 2021
No be far off a call up, flying https://t.co/wka1Lub8pb
— Nathan Maxwell (@MaxiQos) August 28, 2021
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