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Gooch and Maja can help Sunderland take another step towards promotion today

Gooch and Maja can help Sunderland take another step towards promotion today

Sunderland have been simply sensational under the guidance of Jack Ross in the current campaign, with promotion to the Championship well within their reach. 

The Black Cats currently find themselves sitting in the automatic promotion places after 19 League One fixtures, with a game in hand over Peterborough and Luton Town, who are in third and fourth position.

Ross’ Sunderland will travel to the Crown Ground to face Accrington Stanley in their next League One fixture. Stanley are currently floating around mid-table but they’ve lost their last three league fixtures, so the Black Cats will fancy themselves away from home later on today.

Therefore, Ross and Sunderland can take another step towards promotion if this PAIR excel today…


Lynden Gooch is enjoying arguably his best season at the Stadium of Light, with an impressive six goals and eight assists to his name at this moment in time in all competitions.

The attacking midfielder loves to get on the ball and often glides past defenders by making use of his pace, which puts him in a promising position to put his teammates in on goal or to shoot himself.

Interestingly, the American is bang in-form having produced two goals and one assist for the Black Cats in his last two league appearances, so he could be a real game-changer later on today.


The youngster has made all the headlines at Sunderland in the current campaign due to the amount of goals he has managed to score already, which currently stands at 12 in all competitions.

Indeed, Josh Maja will no doubt go on to achieve big things in his football career at clubs higher up the Football League ladder, but for now he will play a massive part in the Black Cats’ push for promotion.

Today’s game against Accrington Stanley could turn into a rather frantic encounter that requires a piece of magic from one of Ross’ troops, which will provide the forward with the perfect opportunity to step up and add to his goals tally.

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