Sunderland have started to stutter in their bid for a timely promotion back into the Championship this season.
The Black Cats are without a win in their last four league matches, which has seen them drop to seventh in the League One standings this term.
One player that has struggled for consistency in his performances this season with Phil Parkinson’s side is Charlie Wyke, who has often been involved for the Black Cats in their league campaign to date.
The forward has made 30 appearances in total for Sunderland this term, but has only scored six goals, which is a disappointing return for a striker in a promotion-chasing team.
Speaking in a Q&A on the Sunderland’s official Twitter account, Wyke admitted that his dream strike partner would be Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.
“I’d have to go with Gabriel Jesus because he’s got a good cross on him.”
Jesus has been in good form in front of goal this season, and has 18 goals, as well as nine assists to his name, despite playing as Sergio Aguero’s understudy in Pep Guardiola’s side.
Due to recent events, Sunderland’s next game is set to be against promotion rivals Rotherham United on the 2nd May, although that scheduled return date could be pushed further back if off-the-field problems are to worsen.
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He’d thrive alongside Jesus in attack.
Wyke hasn’t been at his best this season, and will know that he needs to improve his goal record in front of goal for Sunderland this term.
If he doesn’t, then they could be in real danger of not winning promotion into the Championship this season, which would be a disaster for everyone associated with the club.
Sunderland have been somewhat of a ‘sleeping giant’ for far too long now, and it’s time for them to start working towards getting back to their best, having previously played their football in the Premier League not so long ago.