Sunderland fans at the Transfer Tavern see this weekend’s fixture against Stoke City as a ‘must win’ game for the relegation threatened Black Cats.
David Moyes’ team are currently sitting in the drop zone of the Premier League and are struggling for consistent form.
Sunderland go in to this match against Stoke with just 4 wins all season and a goal difference of -18.
In their last Premier League fixture Sunderland fought back twice against Liverpool to secure a 2-2 draw with Jermain Defoe once again on the scoresheet.
Stoke City visit the Stadium Of Light this weekend and the Sunderland fans in the Tavern are rightly nervous, given they are without key players due to injury and international call ups to the African Cup of Nations, currently taking place in Gabon.
The former Everton and Man United manager is under pressure to ensure Sunderland avoid the drop.
David Moyes will see this game as ‘winnable’ despite his depleted squad, and the Black Cats fans in the Tavern are hoping that home advantage will give them the edge.
The Tavern landlord believes Sunderland can climb their way to safety but must bolster the squad during the January transfer window, keep hold of Jermain Defoe and score more goals across the team.
With that in mind, who should Sunderland field this weekend to batter the Potters? Let’s see…..
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