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Sunderland: Many fans delighted as Carl Winchester earns Northern Ireland call-up

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A whole host of Sunderland fans are buzzing on Twitter as Carl Winchester has earned a call up to the Northern Ireland national side.

Winchester has spent his entire career in Leagues One and Two with the likes of Oldham Athletic, Cheltenham Town, Rovers as well as Sunderland, who he joined in January this year.

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It’s been a standout start to the season for Winchester, who’s performed expertly at right-back at both ends of the pitch, picking up three clean sheets, three goals and one assist – and this has led to him being called up to the Northern Ireland side, with his first and only cap coming back in 2011.

A lot of Sunderland fans are very happy on Twitter with this latest Winchester news.

What have these Sunderland fans been saying?

“Probably bag 10 goals this Int. Period! Totally deserved!”

@AmericanMackem

“Belfast Winiesta”

@KrisWall92

“Absolutely fantastic news Liz so it is”

@JordanGowling29

“First name on the team sheet.”

@anorthernbullet

“He deserved that he’s been absolutely outstanding this season , delighted for him.”

@Buntingfootball

“So deserved. Hell of a player”

@declanprice02

“I am genuinely so happy for him”

@eleanorAMC_

Winchester has started and completed 90 minutes in nine of Sunderland’s 10 league matches this season, and his solid performances have allowed Lee Johnson to move defender Luke O’Nien into a midfield role this campaign.

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The 28-year old’s form has coincided with the Black Cats’ stupendous run of results which sees them sit second in the league, only behind Wigan Athletic having only lost twice this term, although one was their recent thumping away to Portsmouth.

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