Sunderland prospect Jassem Sukar determined to prove Middlesbrough wrong
Sukar was twice rejected by Boro before being handed a chance at Sunderland.
"I was released by Middlesbrough on Mother's Day, which wasn't great for my mam," Sukar recalled to safc.com.
"Both her and my dad told me that that was just the beginning because I was still young.
"I joined Marton and won the league in my first season.