It’s been a busy week for Sunderland as the League One table starts to take shape.
Three fixtures in seven days went a long way to showing where the Black Cats could finish this season as they faced tricky tests against Ipswich Town, Rochdale and Oxford United.
Phil Parkinson’s side picked up nine points out of nine in those games showing that they certainly mean business in the hunt for promotion.
While there’s still 15 games remaining we certainly learned a lot about Sunderland during the last week as they move into the final third of the season.
Here are the key talking points from a hectic week of League One football.