Sunderland midfielder Max Power has claimed he is desperate to help the Black Cats secure promotion and feels they’re in “a good position to go up”, which has drawn a frustrated response from fans of the North East club.
Phil Parkinson’s side are seventh in League One as things stand – outside the top six on goal difference and three points back from the automatic promotion places but having played at least one more game than the sides above them.
Sunderland have seen their promotion push put on hold by the delay to the EFL season and reports have suggested that the League One campaign will be brought to an end this week.
It is understood that clubs will be asked to vote on how the standings will be decided, with a weighted points-per-game system the favourite proposal.
Via the club’s official Twitter account, Power revealed today that he remains desperate to ensure Sunderland are promoted.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 12, 2020
The midfielder has been an integral player for the Black Cats this season, making 38 appearances and wearing the captain’s armband.
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However, his recent comments have not been well received by the Stadium of Light faithful, with many fans taking to Twitter to express their frustration.
Read their reaction here:
“A good position to go up” 😂
— Jon Place 🍊 (@JonathanPlace1) May 12, 2020
That’s just not true about being in a good position. We’re in the worst position the club has ever been in its history. I really like Max Power but it’s just not true.
— Gary J 🇪🇺 (@garyjerry) May 12, 2020
No we’re not you’ve failed again 😡
— nigel safc (@nigelsafc) May 12, 2020
7th isn’t a good position especially having played a game extra .
— Andrew Guy (@AndyGuy03) May 12, 2020
How deluded 😳
— ChrisLad (@ChrisCoulyacker) May 12, 2020
What would a bad position look like?
— Malcolm. PEARSON (@MalcolmPEARSO15) May 12, 2020
How on this earth are we in good position to go up? League is about to get voided, plus as long as SD is in control were going nowhere at all. Does it interest anyone at the club that my kids are losing interest in the club? These are the next generation of our fans you know
— TWANGMACKEM8258™️ 🏴🇧🇦 (@twangmackem) May 12, 2020
We’re 8th. We had a great chance to go second or top, we didn’t take them, and we have failed again. https://t.co/uJWFEN0AN7
— hannah Brown (@brownh1989) May 12, 2020
Go up… where? Im all for positivity but then there’s ridiculousness. https://t.co/LsRN1PIqWW
— Charlotte Henderson (@Charl_H79) May 12, 2020