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Sunderland: Fans debate which defender should replace the injured Bailey Wright

Sunderland: Fans debate which defender should replace the injured Bailey Wright - Sunderland

Sunderland were dealt a setback this week with the news that Bailey Wright could miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, and attention has now turned to his replacement.

Phil Parkinson has utilised all of the central defenders available to him at different points of his reign so far, but it is likely that one of Joel Lynch or Alim Ozturk will come back into starting line-up. Lynch has been a regular for much of the season with 18 starts, so it is somewhat surprising that Tom Flanagan took his spot in last three matches.

Sunderland kept a clean sheet in each of those fixtures, though, which shows Parkinson was correct to make a change. That means there is an argument Flanagan could retain his place in the side with Jordan Willis occupying his usual right-sided centre-back spot, and some supporters think they should be accompanied by Ozturk.

For good reason, too, since the Turk has helped the Black Cats concede just one goal in the last five games he has featured in, while he is also well-suited to the central position in the back three.

Here is some of the debate taking place between supporters in regard to who they think Parkinson should pick, with some believing neither Ozturk nor Lynch are good enough.

Who do you think should replace Wright in the side Sunderland fans? Are you confident the good run of form can be continued in the defender’s absence? Share your view below…


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