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Sunderland’s South Stand to be renamed The Roker End

Sunderland’s South Stand to be renamed The Roker End

After years of turmoil at the club, Sunderland look as though they’re on their way back after a series of changes at the club over the summer. 

Stewart Donald took over the club and instantly went about revitalising the Black Cats. He brought in St Mirren boss, Jack Ross while also signing a raft of new players. Ross has made a superb start to his life at Sunderland and as it stands, they remain third in the table, seven points off Portsmouth but with two games in hand.

Led by the likes of Josh Maja, Sunderland have become one of the best-attacking sides in the league and have scored the second most amount of goals in the league. At the back, they’ve become one of the best defensive sides and have only conceded 18 goals in the league.

They may have lost in their FA Cup Second Round replay to Walsall but in what will come as great news for the fans, the club has announced that the South Stand of the Stadium of Light will be renamed, The Roker End.

The Breakdown

It may seem only a small detail but these touches are what bring together a club and its fanbase. To rename the stand after the club’s old stadium is a feature that only goes to add some unity to a club that seems to be repairing itself this season.

After two terrible relegation campaign, it looks as though Sunderland might be on the way back.

Thoughts Sunderland fans? 

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