Sunderland will be feeling confident as they begin to make further inroads to becoming a Championship team once again next season.
With plenty of games still to play as well as having games in hand, Sunderland will be feeling as if promotion is theirs to lose this season.
Jack Ross will be content about how his side have played this season and knows that with a continuation of good form, he would be Sunderland’s latest hero.
Ultimately though, it comes down to how much the players on the pitch want it and unlike last campaign, they have motivated players ready to do all they can for Sunderland.
However, it seems Sunderland may have really missed a trick in the January transfer window. Having been extremely active, especially in the forward department, the Black Cats opted not to sign Gillingham’s Tom Eaves (who they were linked with), a decision that could prove costly at the end of the season.
Eaves, (who is valued at £90k on Transfermarkt) is a striker that knows League One extremely well and could have been the talisman and the hero at the Stadium of Light.
There is no time to rue missed opportunities but the 27-year-old could have been a very effective player for Sunderland.
A combined partnership of Will Grigg and Tom Eaves really could have been something special and a strike-force that would have undoubtedly helped Sunderland gain promotion.
Despite not being limited on options, they may really have missed a trick by not signing Tom Eaves this season, considering he has already bagged 15 goals.
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