Kevin Ball believes Martin O'Neill has given Sunderland's younger players a fantastic opportunity to show what they can do.
O'Neill took ten players from Ball's development squad over to South Korea to play in The Peace Cup.
Speaking after his side had beaten Northern League outfit Spennymoor Town 1-0, thanks to Alex Gorrin's late winner, Ball said: "The players have had an amazing experience and been given a great chance to show the manager what they can do.
Ball next takes his development squad to Gateshead on Friday 3rd August (KO 7:30pm).
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