Jack Ross has revealed that he is pleased with how his Sunderland side have adapted to the 3-5-2 formation that the side currently use.
The Black Cats operate with a back three, although it’s very adaptable and can become a four when the side are in possession.
In the 4-1 thrashing over Rochdale last week it seemed to get the best out of several key men, including Lynden Gooch and Joshua Maja who were outstanding, with the pair scoring twice each.
And, the former St. Mirren boss told the Sunderland Echo that this way of playing is ideal for the players.
“Right now that system suits us best. The good thing is what we have in the squad right now means we can change it if needs be. That way of playing has been effective for us this season.”
However, the manager did warn that his players will need to be ready to adjust over the course of the campaign.
“If you’d asked me at the start of the season I’d have probably said that I’d have a maximum of two ways of playing, maybe this season we might need a bit more.”
The Wearside outfit will hope to close the gap on the top two with a victory against Coventry in the early EFL game of the day, where they will be backed by around 5,000 fans.
This is a real positive for Sunderland and Ross will be delighted with how his side have adapted to the new formation.
It clearly shows that they are taking on his messages from the training ground and the way they played last week was very promising.
Now, it’s about building on that and finding ways to win no matter how you set up.
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