The 19-year-old is back at the Boleyn after a short loan spell at Huddersfield and is available for selection this weekend’s game against the side managed by Poyet Snr.
West Ham go to Wearside on the back of three straight Premier League wins and Poyet, who has started just once since joining from Charlton in the summer, will have his work cut out to earn a place in Saturday’s 18-man squad.
But family loyalty will come second to club commitments anyway, and the midfielder told West Ham’s website:??”Even if I’m not involved, I’ll still try and make the journey to support the boys. Hopefully we’ll get another three points.
“I’d love to be play in the game against Sunderland. The squad is pretty much all fit at the moment so it will be difficult but I’d love to be part of it.
“I’ve never played against a team my dad’s managed, he’d left Brighton by the time I was playing for Charlton so we haven’t crossed paths just yet.
“We’re both looking forward to it happening one day, we’ve been joking about it recently. We won’t talk about it this week, after the game I’m sure whoever wins will have something to say.”