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Jack Ross believes trio should have left Sunderland temporarily last season

Jack Ross believes trio should have left Sunderland temporarily last season

Sunderland appear to have turned things around under Jack Ross as the manager has started to bring back the winning feeling to the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats did not taste success for a long time before the Scotsman arrived, but now they are amongst one of the contenders to be promoted back to the Championship.

Ross made a number of additions in the summer to help strengthen his team for the challenge of getting out of League One at the first time of asking, as well as offloading men he deemed surplus to requirements.

He has also seen some of his player’s leave on loan to get some regular football and believes they should have been able to do so in the past, as they are reaping the rewards of their efforts now.

Max Stryjek, Luke Molyneux and Elliot Embleton are all out on temporary deals at the moment, however, Ross feels they may have benefitted from leaving on a short-term basis last year.

Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, he said: “I think there’s some of them who probably could have done with that (a loan spell) before now.

“I think Max, Elliot and Luke could have done with playing regularly before now, but now they’re getting it.”

The Verdict:

Ross is right to feel that the trio would have benefitted from having moves away last season to get them ready for first-team action.

Stryjek, Molyneux and Embleton are all performing well at the various clubs they have joined and will have been pleasing Sunderland from afar, as they look to give the manager a choice when they return to the club.

However, it does not appear as though the Black Cats are missing them at the moment, with Ross’ side sitting in a healthy position and still in contention of challenging for a place in next season’s Championship.

Sunderland fans – thoughts?

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