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How will Ross Stewart fit into the Sunderland XI? We take a look…



Sunderland certainly enjoyed a busy month in the January transfer window.

Four new arrivals made the move to the Stadium Of Light last month with Carl Winchester, Jordan Jones and Jake Vokins among those to arrive at the club.

The last signing, however, has perhaps raised the most question.

Ross Stewart completed a move from Ross County in the final days of the window and will be hoping to force himself into Lee Johnson’s plans over the remaining months of the season.

But where could the 24-year-old fit in? We take a look at the options.

While Ross Stewart has experience playing from the flanks, there’s no doubt that his best position is in attack.

The 24-year-old is a powerful, old school number nine who will thrive on balls into the box and operating within the penalty area.

That means that there’s only one position where we’re likely to see Stewart play.

The former Ross County man is arguably at his best in a two-man attack – something that will work well with Johnson’s current approach of trying to play with a fluid 4-4-2 system.

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Charlie Wyke has been in excellent form of late and so he seems like the automatic first choice attacker for the Black Cats.

Aiden O’Brien is the other option who has regularly been used, and the chances are it’s that spot that Stewart will be looking to make his own.

With Danny Graham leaving the club and Will Grigg heading out on loan, the opportunity is certainly there for Stewart to make an impact at the Stadium Of Light, and he’ll be hoping to really hit the ground running and make an impression on supporters as he tries to carve out a successful career on Wearside.

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