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Blackpool to assess Madine and Turton ahead of Sunderland visit

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by PA47 hits

Blackpool duo Gary Madine and Ollie Turton will continue to be assessed ahead of Saturday’s League One clash with Sunderland.Both missed the midweek defeat by Tranmere, Madine with a neck problem and Turton through illness.Madine was due to return to training on Thursday afternoon or Friday while Turton is back training.Jak Alnwick (arm) and Sullay Kaikai (groin/abductor) are likely to rem...Full Story »

Parkinson says Sunderland let emotion get the better of them in loss to Rovers

Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PA22 hits

Phil Parkinson accused his players of letting emotion get the better of them after Sunderland dropped out of the League One play-off places following a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.The Black Cats manager admitted that the 1,200 travelling fans had witnessed a poor performance which led to Rovers gaining only their second win since Ben Garner took charge...Full Story »

Jonson Clarke-Harris double lifts Bristol Rovers to victory over Sunderland

Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PA28 hits

Jonson Clarke-Harris netted both goals as Bristol Rovers shocked promotion-chasing Sunderland with a 2-0 Sky Bet League One win at the Memorial Stadium.The hosts took a 39th-minute lead when Ollie Clarke’s low cross from the right reached Clarke-Harris with his back to goal. The striker used his strength to turn his marker and fire into the roof of the net from eight yards.It was 2-0 in th...Full Story »

Phil Parkinson urges Sunderland players to keep their focus

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA14 hits

Phil Parkinson has urged his Sunderland players to stay focused for “100 per cent of the time” if they want to climb into a League One automatic promotion spot before the end of the season.The Black Cats were on course to claim a much-needed victory courtesy of Kyle Lafferty’s first two goals for the club until former Sunderland striker Mikael Mandron scored his second of the m...Full Story »

Mikael Mandron brace earns Gillingham draw at Sunderland

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA15 hits

Former Sunderland striker Mikael Mandron put a dent in his old club’s promotion chances by scoring twice to claim a point for Gillingham in a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.Mandron, who left the Wearside club in 2016, grabbed his fifth and sixth goals of the season to level things up twice and earn another positive result against the Black Cats this season.Kyle Lafferty had twice put Sun...Full Story »

Phil Parkinson ponders change for Sunderland’s match against Gillingham

Posted Friday, March 06, 2020 by PA25 hits

Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson has no new injury worries for the visit of Gillingham in Sky Bet League One.Parkinson has also been boosted by midfielder Elliot Embleton’s return to training this week.Embleton has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since September and has suffered a number of setbacks in his recovery, but is closing in on a return.Parkinson hinted at making changes t...Full Story »

No fresh injury concerns for Coventry ahead of Sunderland clash

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 by PA28 hits

Coventry have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their clash with fellow Sky Bet League One promotion hopefuls Sunderland.Only three points separate second-place Coventry and fourth-placed Sunderland, although the Sky Blues have a game in hand.Midfielder Wesley Jobello remains sidelined with a knee injury and will miss the rest of the season, but winger Jodi Jones is back in contention after a 13...Full Story »

Parkinson pleased with Sunderland’s late show

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA25 hits

Phil Parkinson felt there was a sense of ‘poetic justice’ as Fleetwood’s time-wasting proved their undoing in a dramatic 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.Max Power struck in the sixth minute of stoppage time to cancel out Barrie McKay’s early opener and keep Sunderland within three points of the top of the League One table.With McKay having opened the scoring in the openi...Full Story »

Power salvages a point for Sunderland at home to Fleetwood

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA27 hits

Max Power salvaged a point in the sixth minute of stoppage time as his dramatic late strike secured Sunderland a 1-1 draw against Fleetwood at the Stadium of Light.Power scored with what was effectively the last kick of the game to cancel out Barrie McKay’s early opener and keep the Black Cats in the thick of the Sky Bet League One promotion race.Fleetwood arrived on Wearside on the back o...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Fleetwood - Sunderland to monitor Lynch ahead of clash with Fleetwood

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by PA40 hits

Joel Lynch could return to the Sunderland squad for their home game against Fleetwood.The defender resumed training on Monday and the club’s medical staff will monitor his reaction following a rib injury.The Black Cats have no new injury concerns after their 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday.Elliot Embleton remains a long-term absentee for Sunderland, who are looking to narrow the th...Full Story »

Parkinson praises Sunderland’s cool heads after patient win

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2020 by PA20 hits

Phil Parkinson felt Sunderland were rewarded for their patience against Bristol Rovers as three late goals saw his side pick up another victory in their charge for promotion.His team were in control for much of the contest at the Stadium of Light but while they created scoring opportunities, it was not until the latter stages – against 10 men – that they troubled goalkeeper Jamal Bla...Full Story »

Sunderland fourth after second-half burst sees off Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2020 by PA18 hits

Three second-half goals saw Sunderland continue their fine form with a deserved win over 10-man Bristol Rovers.They were on top throughout, though Rovers’ defence was only breached once Abu Ogogo was sent off. Lynden Gooch, Charlie Wyke and Luke O’Nien secured a ninth win from 12 games to lift the Black Cats to fourth in League One.For long spells Phil Parkinson’s men failed to...Full Story »

Wright missing through injury as Sunderland face Bristol Rovers

Posted Friday, February 21, 2020 by PA24 hits

Sunderland will be without Bailey Wright for the visit of Bristol Rovers with the defender ruled out for the rest of the season.The centre-half, who arrived on loan from Bristol City last month, damaged ankle ligaments in last week’s win at Oxford.Fellow central defender Joel Lynch returned to training this week following bruised ribs, while Alim Ozturk is also in contention to step in for...Full Story »

Sunderland character delights Phil Parkinson after another clean sheet and win

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA16 hits

Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson saluted his players’ determination and character after they held on for a 1-0 win at Oxford that further boosted their promotion chances.Centre-back Jordan Willis claimed what proved to be the winning goal in the third minute, though the final touch may have come off defender John Mousinho.It was the Black Cats’ seventh clean sheet in their last eight L...Full Story »

Resolute Sunderland win again

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA18 hits

In-form Sunderland secured their seventh victory in nine games as another disciplined defensive display secured a 1-0 win over Oxford at the Kassam Stadium.It was the Black Cats’ seventh clean sheet in their last eight matches and moved them within three points of League One leaders Rotherham.Chris Maguire’s third-minute corner led to the only goal of the game as Jordan Willis flicke...Full Story »

Oxford without Alex Gorrin for Sunderland showdown

Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 by PA27 hits

Midfielder Alex Gorrin will miss Oxford’s League One clash with in-form Sunderland through suspension.Gorrin, who spent five years at the Stadium of Light without making a first-team appearance, picked up his 10th booking of the campaign in Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at Burton and will sit out on Saturday as he starts a two-match ban.Potential replacement Jamie Hanson is unlikely to ma...Full Story »

Sunderland assistant boss Parkin hails influential Maguire

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PA26 hits

Sunderland assistant manager Steve Parkin hailed Chris Maguire’s match-winning exploits after the forward helped set up all three of his side’s goals in their 3-0 win over Rochdale.Having scored the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 success over Ipswich, Maguire turned provider as Sunderland climbed to fifth position in the League One table.The 31-year-old was instructed to work on his ...Full Story »

Gooch at the double for play-off chasing Sunderland

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PA21 hits

Sunderland maintained their push for automatic promotion as three first-half goals secured an authoritative 3-0 victory over Rochdale.The Black Cats’ weekend win over Ipswich had lifted them back into the play-off positions, and Phil Parkinson’s side picked up where they had left off four days earlier as they scored three goals in the opening 32 minutes.Chris Maguire had a hand in al...Full Story »

Parkinson pleased to see late gamble pay off as Sunderland edge past Ipswich

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA31 hits

Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson was pleased to see his late striker gamble pay dividends as the Black Cats returned to the League One play-off places with a 1-0 win over Ipswich.With his side heading towards a goalless draw that would have done little to help the prospective promotion hopes of either club, Parkinson introduced Kyle Lafferty for the final 11 minutes to provide an extra man up f...Full Story »

Late Maguire winner sees Sunderland replace Ipswich in play-off spots

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA28 hits

Chris Maguire netted an 81st-minute winner as Sunderland climbed above opponents Ipswich and back into the League One play-off spots with a 1-0 victory at the Stadium of Light.The two former Premier League clubs were on course to record a goalless draw that would have seen the gap to the automatic promotion spots widen.But Maguire dispatched a brilliant low finish late on – his 11th goal o...Full Story »

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