Flocking to Twitter, many Sunderland fans were less than impressed with midfielder Alex Pritchard following his display as The Black Cats ran out 2-1 winners against Lincoln City on Tuesday evening.
Lee Johnson’s side, looking to respond after Saturday’s disappointing 4-0 away defeat to Portsmouth, began their defence of the Papa John’s Trophy in perfect fashion.
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February’s semi-final of the same competition last season saw Sunderland beat Lincoln in a penalty shoot out to send them to the final – ultimately going on to win the trophy.
On Tuesday evening, they continued their recent run of form against The Imps with a 2-1 away victory – kicking off Group F with all three points.
Goals in either half from Daniel Neill and Stephen Wearne put Johnson’s men in cruise control before Lewis Montsma grabbed a late consolation strike in added time.
After what was a solid away performance, one man who certainly didn’t attract many plaudits was midfielder Pritchard as supporters pointed out his lacklustre display.
Losing possession 17 times on the night, the 28-year-old also didn’t manage any shots on target or successful completed dribbles (SofaScore) – leaving little wonder why many fans weren’t impressed.
Find all of their verdicts on the player from Twitter down below.
Sunderland fans slam Pritchard…
“Can someone tell Pritchard we are playing in yellow tonight.”
“Pritchard stunk the place out”
“sorry but harris deserves to stay on more than pritchard like, be woeful pritchy”
“There’s nothing too him sadly he’s just very small and that’s about it doesn’t take anyone on”
“He’s dreadful. Not even good enough for league 1.”
“Decent display from the lads tonight. Encouraged by Hume looking solid, and all the young lads putting a shift in. Dan Neil an absolute cut above everyone. Bit silly putting LO’N for the final few minutes, fingers crossed nowt serious (knock to back). Pritchard was poor.”
“As positive as tonight has been, Pritchard has been absolutely dire. Hasn’t completed one forward pass and has had three shots that have all disturbed air traffic.”
“Pritchard the worst midfielder I have seen since Jeff Whitley”
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