Whilst they can still mathematically stay up, everyone connected with Sunderland knows the club will be in League One next season.
The Black Cats are six points from safety with just three games left, so it will be a miraculous recovery from this situation.
One positive factor despite the poor atmosphere around the club is that Chris Coleman has revealed he is prepared to stay on in the third tier.
Obviously, he hasn’t covered himself in glory this season given that he has been in charge since November but most recognise that the major problems at the club start way above the former Wales boss.
Coleman will already be planning for next season and here we look at three players who could seriously help in League One…