Three of Sunderland's FA Youth Cup heroes have won pro deals.
"I'm delighted for the lads that they're in the quarter-finals and they'll feel they can win it now. Why not?
"Waggy scored a couple of cracking goals in the last round against Liverpool and credit to Ged McNamee and Kevin Ball because they've got a good side there working hard for each other.
"I've told the young lads that they will get their chances if their attitude is right."