PLAYER RATINGS: Lads perform well again but fall short...AGAIN

Today's game and the away victory over Doncaster Rovers suggest Sunderland have turned a corner in performances under Phil Parkinson.

by GMac88 Wednesday, 01 January 2020 08:56 PM Comments

Maguire-penalty-Fleetwood

Four points from a possible six against two tough opponents is, in isolation, a solid return. However, because Sunderland have been so pathetic otherwise after Parkinson's arrival we're in a position now where draws aren't good enough.

In truth Sunderland were the better of the two teams and missed some unbelievable opportunities, and the penalty which lead to Fleetwood's goal was one of the poorest penalty decisions you are likely to see.

It sets us up for a crucial January where new signings are likely to be at a premium. Two tough homes games are looming against a form Lincoln City side and league leaders Wycombe. Truth be told, anything less than six points will be detrimental to our chase for a spot in the top six of the division.

But that's a story of football yet to come. We still have the task to review today's performance, so our player ratings feature returns! If you are new here, it's dead easy to take part, just select a rating for each player and leave a comment. We'll round both today and Doncaster's performances in an article tomorrow evening.

Happy New Year to all our readers and we wish you all the best for 2020 and beyond!

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