EFL pundit Sam Parkin has hailed Sunderland’s recent form and suggested that the rest of the division are in trouble at the moment with the momentum they have got.
The Black Cats have managed to get themselves on a brilliant run of form in recent weeks that has coincided with the new takeover of the club. Lee Johnson has guided his side to Wembley in the Papa John’s Trophy and also seen his side pick up six wins from their last seven matches in League One to put themselves firmly in the hunt for automatic promotion.
Sunderland’s recent resurgence in the league has largely been down to the irrepressible form of the likes of Charlie Wyke, who was once again on target with a very good header in the 2-0 win against Portsmouth for his 21st goal of the campaign (Sofascore), and Aiden McGeady. Those two players have been in excellent form and are currently amongst the best in the division.
Speaking to EFL on Quest, Parkin suggested that Sunderland now have huge momentum heading into the final stages of the campaign, and he believes that having players in top form like McGeady and Wyke means that they are going to be trouble for all of their opponents.
He said: “They’ve for incredible momentum; they’re patched up defensively. Wyke scored an outstanding header, and when you’ve got him and McGeady on the top of their game, it’s trouble for everyone else.”
You can not disagree with anything that Parking says here, with Sunderland now amongst the most in-form sides in the country amid their recent run in League One. The Black Cats seem to have all of the momentum travelling in their direction at the moment and there is a major feel-good factor around the place for the first time in a while.
Sunderland has always been a club where if the momentum is heading the right way can achieve a lot of good things on the field. Johnson has got his side playing with real confidence and he has unlocked the best players at the club and given them the right formation to flourish in.
It is hard to see many teams not being in trouble when they come up against them in coming weeks, as Parkin alludes to here. Sunderland have a real chance of securing promotion if they can continue their recent form and keep their top players in their best form.