Sunderland will be hoping they can win a timely promotion back into the Championship this season under the guidance of Phil Parkinson.
The Black Cats are currently sat seventh in the League One table, but are just three points adrift of the automatic promotion places heading towards the conclusion of this year’s campaign.
However, their bid for promotion has been called to an abrupt halt, with no scheduled return date being out in place as of yet in the EFL.
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One player that has played their part in their campaign this term is Grant Leadbitter, who has made 20 appearances in all competitions for Phil Parkinson’s men.
He hasn’t been involved in matchday squad since their win over Lincoln City back in January though, and you would imagine that fans will be keen to have him back involved at the earliest of opportunities.
Plenty of Sunderland supporters took to Twitter to issue their thoughts on Leadbitter’s performances from this year’s campaign, as they target a return to the second tier.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below….
Since his arrival last season he did alright particularly he was superb against Portsmouth in the play off 2nd leg before you his mum passed away so he’s done his mum proud also the fans were singing about him against Oxford it was class.🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Oluwaseun Bamgboye (@bamgboyeolu) May 19, 2020
Sounds a great bloke who loves the club. But it was a signing made with the heart not head. Wasnt what we needed which was a big athletic mobile man. He was similar to what we already had also didnt help that his legs had gone and he wasnt blessed with pace to begin with.
— Steven Elliott (@ElliottSAFC) May 19, 2020
You couldn't question his commitment and love for the club but it was probably to late in his career.
— Dan Crowley (@DanCrow61790578) May 19, 2020
I wonder if his impact off the pitch is more important at this stage in his career – good influence in the dressing room etc
— Sunderland AFC Merch (@SafcMerch) May 19, 2020
Nice lad but finished but he will have to stop uo next year keep us up with no money for players
— Chippy1977 (@Chippy19772) May 19, 2020
Very poor, grant is finishrd now
— daz ftm safc (@themackem) May 19, 2020
Overall – minimal
— Bill (@bill_hadd50) May 19, 2020