Sunderland supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their side comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Championship high-flyers Aston Villa to remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the division.
Chris Coleman’s men went into their clash with the promotion contenders off the back of drawing 1-1 at Millwall in their previous league outing, a result which stretched their winless league run to seven matches. And that became eight on Tuesday night at the Stadium of Light as goals from Lewis Grabban and James Chester, as well as an own goal from Bryan Oviedo, sealed a routine success for the Villans, thus leaving the Black Cats bottom of the Championship and four points adrift of safety.
Thus, there have been many despondent Sunderland fans in the Tavern in recent times, and things have gone from bad to worse for the North East giants if a recent tweet from Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie is anything to go by, which suggests that defender Tyias Browning is set to miss the rest of the season through injury.
The 23-year-old joined the Black Cats on loan from Everton back in August and has since gone on to earn 29 appearances for the club, 27 of which coming in their so far disastrous Championship campaign.
And it doesn’t look like the centre-back will be adding to that tally this term, as Downie has suggested that a groin injury is set to rule him out for the remainder of the season.
Sunderland defender Tyias Browning has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury. The on-loan Everton defender will now return to Merseyside for treatment.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) March 8, 2018
And if things weren’t bad enough for our resident Sunderland supporters, this recent setback is sure to come as further terrible news for the relegation-threatened club.
Landlord’s verdict: Sunderland remain bottom of the Championship after losing at home to Aston Villa on Tuesday night, with the Black Cats now four points adrift of safety with just ten games to go.
And more terrible news has emerged for the North East giants, as reports suggest that defender Tyias Browning will miss the remainder of the campaign with a groin injury he sustained in their 3-0 defeat to the Villans earlier this week.
And this is sure to strike another blow into Chris Coleman’s hopes of keeping the Black Cats in the second tier, what with Browning having been a regular feature for club in the last few months.
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