If we are to shake off this habit of conceding first, we're really going to have to learn how to relieve the early pressure that teams will continue to throw at us.
Sunderland put in an underwhelming display against Fleetwood Town on Saturday afternoon.
Aye, it was annoying not to come away with three points. Another slow start from the Lads against Fleetwood. Here's some player ratings...
Sunderland welcomed back a number of players from injury in the Checkatrade Trophy against Stoke U21’s and all will surely be in contention to make Jack Ross’s squad.
Sunderland welcome Oxford United to the Stadium of Light later today with kick off at 3pm.
Sunderland made yet another long away trip this season, this time it was to South London and Kingsmeadow, home of Chelsea Ladies and, of course, AFC Wimbledon. Bryan Oviedo was back from a knock but only made the bench, as did Dylan McGeouch.
Sunderland made the 600 mile round trip to Kent for their second away game of the season. Over 2000 Black Cats travel south for a Wednesday night game. Bryan Oviedo and Adam Matthews were missing through injury and replaced by Reece James and Donald Love respectively. Dylan McGeouch was back from injury after an impressive pre-season but was only fit for the bench.
It's less than an hour before Jack Ross will announce the Sunderland team looking to extend their unbeaten run. Let's see if I get the line up right for once...
With kick off against Gillingham getting ever closer, we take a quick look at a couple of players who we expect to have a big impact this evening.
Away days are definitely back as our resident traveller Ethan gives us the low down on his trip to Luton.