Jack Ross praises Chris Maguire after hat-trick against Wimbledon

Sunderland manager Jack Ross has praised the showing of Chris Maguire during the League One clash against Wimbledon. The Black Cats continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 triumph over Wimbledon at the Stadium of Light and Maguire was the leading performer with his maiden hat-trick for the club.

Following the game, Ross was appreciative of the efforts of the 30-year-old, who split the difference between the sides, he said: “Chris can be a little bit of an enigma at times but he has real quality about his play and with the quality he has, he should always be in my team. I speak a lot about it to him, and tell him he needs to do the other side of the game as well – and in fairness to him, he has been doing that side of it really well just recently. And when he is doing that other side of the game well, that is when he produces his best quality. I’m delighted for him, I think he had only scored one hat-trick previously when he was younger, and he enjoyed it which was important.” Continue reading “Jack Ross praises Chris Maguire after hat-trick against Wimbledon”

Jordan Willis explains reason behind Sunderland move

Jordan Willis has revealed that manager Jack Ross played a key role in luring him to Sunderland this summer. The 24-year-old’s deal with Coventry City expired at the end of the previous season and he had been offered the chance to head to the Championship with either Bristol City or newly-promoted Luton Town.

However, he turned down advances from both sides to stay in League One with the Black Cats and he holds no regrets over the same. Speaking to reporters, Willis said that the stature of the club and the plans of Ross were beneficial in convincing him to join the Wearside outfit this summer, he told: “There’s many reasons – the stature of this club, to play in front of this many fans week in, week out, I couldn’t turn it down. Then the manager and the coaching staff, they made the point to me that they progress players and that’s what I wanted.
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Jack Ross focused on Sunderland amid speculation over Scotland job

Sunderland manager Jack Ross has indicated that he is focused on the job at hand with Sunderland amid the recent speculation linking him with the Scotland managerial role. Scotland recently axed Alex McLeish from the head coach position after a disappointing start to the Euro 2020 qualifiers and Ross has been identified as one of the prime options for the vacancy.

Speaking in a press conference, Ross indicated that there will be plenty of speculation through the course of a season and he remains unperturbed over the same. He added that he has not even thought regarding the vacancy available and he is focused on club’s weekend league clash against promotion rivals Portsmouth.
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Jack Ross reveals delight after Sunderland’s comeback triumph over Rochdale

Sunderland manager Jack Ross has spoken about the character and desire of the Black Cats squad after they came from behind to register a 2-1 win over Rochdale on the road. An Ian Henderson goal handed an early advantage for struggling Rochdale but the Black Cats managed to make a terrific second half comeback with Charlie Wyke and substitute George Honeyman finding the scoresheet.

Speaking after the game, the Black Cats boss was impressed with the team’s ability from losing situations on a number of occasions this term, he said: “I’ve commented on it before even when it hasn’t resulted in a win, because there have been different challenges for us at times, but today was another one – to come from a goal behind on the back of the week we have had, and to keep pushing and pushing and pushing, takes guts and hunger to go and do it.
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Will Grigg hopes former club Walsall can beat the League One drop

Sunderland striker Will Grigg has said that he has been keeping a close eye on the proceedings of former club Walsall, who are currently battling relegation in League One. The Northern Irishman recently faced his former club at the Stadium of Light where he netted the winner in a 2-1 win for the Black Cats.

Speaking after the game, he wished the best of luck for Walsall, who were crucial to his early career development. He added that the Saddlers are much better than the teams in and around them and they should eventually beat the relegation battle, he said: “I always look out for Walsall’s results. The club has a place in my heart.I definitely, definitely don’t want to see them go down. It’s a great club with fantastic fans. And from what I have seen from them in the last few games, they are going to be okay.”
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Jack Ross on team ahead of the match

Sunderland manager Jack Ross has revealed that there are several players that are doubtful for the game against Gillingham. He said that Duncan Watmore, as well as Kaz Sterling, are among several players that can be missing the match.

Duncan Watmore has only been back just recently after spending two years away due to injury. He was outstanding in the game against Blackpool and Jack Ross was hoping that he could get a sustained run into the team.
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Grant Leadbitter makes comeback with Sunderland

Experienced midfielder Grant Leadbitter has returned to boyhood club Sunderland after ending his six-and-a-half association with Middlesbrough. The 33-year-old has been essential towards Boro’s success in the past few seasons but he has taken up the challenge after finding first-team chances hard to come by.

Still, the veteran had the choice to make the switch to another Championship-based club but he accepted the advances from the Black Cats after previously making 123 appearances for them between 2003 and 2009. Shortly after the transfer was complete, Black Cats boss Jack Ross said that the move was not made for sentimental reasons, given the players could have quite easily prolonged his career in the Championship.
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Sunderland manager dismisses speculation

Sunderland manager Jack Ross has dismissed the ongoing speculation surrounding the future of Tom Flanagan. The 27-year-old has been in impressive form for the Black Cats, who are currently in the automatic promotion spots in the League 1 and this has recently caught the attention of Swansea City ahead of the winter transfer window.

However, when asked on the gossip, Ross happened to rebuff the claims by suggesting that the player’s gossip can be compared to that Josh Maya earlier in the campaign. He added that the club could be tempered by a significant transfer offer during the winter period but his stance remains to keep hold of the defender, who has formed a formidable partnership with Jack Baldwin at the heart of the club’s backline. Continue reading “Sunderland manager dismisses speculation”

FULWELL73 THANKS SUNDERLAND CHIEF MARTIN BAIN

Fulwell73’s Leo Pearlman has thanked former Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain for his help with the upcoming documentary, and says he had an ‘impossible task’ at the club.

Pearlman is an executive director for the upcoming eight-part Netflix documentary which goes behind-the-scenes at the Wearside club during their disastrous 2017/2018 season. Continue reading “FULWELL73 THANKS SUNDERLAND CHIEF MARTIN BAIN”

Sunderland midfielder keen on sealing Premier League return with the club

Sunderland midfielder Dylan McGeouch has revealed his ambition of taking the Black Cats back into the Premier League during his time at the club. The 25-year-old joined the Wearside outfit on a free transfer from Hibernian after his contract expired during the summer and he has since featured in seven league games for Jack Ross’ men.

Speaking to The Sun, the midfielder highlighted the desire to progress with the Black Cats and hopefully one day, they can return to the English top-flight, he said: “We want to take Sunderland back to the Premier League and the level we should be. I want to help be a part of that.I was at the good times with Hibs and I want more here.”
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