Sunderland’s impressive run of form continued in League One, as they beat promotion-chasing rivals Accrington Stanley on Wednesday evening.
Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke were both on the scoresheet on the night as Lee Johnson’s side picked up another three points in their quest to return to the Championship this term.
It means that the Black Cats are now sat third in the League One table, and now find themselves just two points adrift of the automatic promotion places in the third-tier this term.
Dion Sanderson was one player to return to the starting XI for the game against Accrington Stanley, and the on-loan Wolves defender played the full 90 minutes in the centre of the Sunderland defence alongside Luke O’Nien, as they kept another clean sheet.
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Sanderson has made 22 appearances so far this term, but missed their Papa John’s Trophy final win over Tranmere Rovers, and will have been keen to make a positive impact on his return to the team.
Back in action with 3 points and a clean sheet🦾 Ha’way the lads 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/2IbdfyPKyV
— Dion Sanderson (@SandowRs) March 17, 2021
Plenty of the Stadium of Light faithful were quick to respond to Sanderson’s social post, with many praising him for his impact with the team so far, whilst also pleading with the defender to stick around beyond this year’s campaign.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
If it makes it easier I’ll collect the rest of your stuff from the midlands and drop it off, don’t stress about the petrol money you may as well just stay now
— Leon Flint (@leon_flint) March 17, 2021
Sanderson is the Italian Maldini
— Jack Gilmore 🇨🇭🇫🇷🍕 (@15jgilmore) March 17, 2021
— 🇫🇷🇨🇭🍷🥖Hánnáh Bruné🗼🗼 (@brownh1989) March 17, 2021
12 more big games. Momentum on our side. Keep it going!
— Martin Parker (@ShieldsMPSAFC) March 17, 2021
Get a contract signed up fella.
— 🦜Chris F🌲(SAFC) (@priv_chrxs) March 17, 2021
Solid again tonight Sando 👌🏼
Great future ahead 👏🏻👏🏻
— 0n|¥ 0N3 k€4||O (@1879SAFC) March 17, 2021
— Jonny Shurben (@Jonny_Shurben) March 17, 2021
You’re going no where. I’ll personally go door to door raising money for the transfer fee.
— Ethan (@ethano_t) March 17, 2021
Well done again Dion. Strong performances all over the pitch. Keep it going 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Julie (@juliesund) March 17, 2021
Immense tonight. Totally dominant.
— John Graham 💙 (@johngraham790) March 17, 2021
You may as well stay permanently now, you obviously love the club 🔴⚪
— liam maddison (@lmaddo_17) March 17, 2021
Sanderson > Maldini
— Tyler Graham (@TylerGraham_) March 17, 2021
Get that contract signed lad ✍️
— Matty Mid (@middsey89) March 17, 2021
— dylan thynne (@dylannn_safc) March 17, 2021