Sunderland return to action this evening as they head to Kent to take on fellow League One side Gillingham in a replay in the first round of the FA Cup.
The Black Cats are in the middle of a pretty poor run of form with their last result perhaps providing the lowest point of them all – a loss to Scunthorpe United in the EFL Trophy.
Certainly, it’s not been the season that fans on Wearside had hoped it was going to be so far, but there is still plenty of time for them to turn things around and string some form together.
Whether or not that begins against Steve Evans’ side, though, remains to be seen but it does seem as though striker Will Grigg is back in contention after recent illness.
Phil Parkinson revealed:
PP: Will Grigg is back available. He had a sickness bug last week but has come back in and trained the last couple of days. Will is an important player for us. We have got to keep working with and we all know there is more to come from him. #SAFC pic.twitter.com/rul2I9wZQ5
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) November 18, 2019
Grigg can score goals at this level but he has struggled at Sunderland during his time there.
Fans have reacted to this, so let’s see what has been said:
the lad needs to find his mojo, fast
— jonafan (@jonalsopuk) November 18, 2019
Imagine thinking he’s an important player….
— Luke Hedley (@LukeJH18) November 18, 2019
Glad he's recovered from his sickness. But he is never gonna make it here, get some moneg for him in january. #safc
— ⚽️🏈🔴⚪️ (@Christianfors23) November 18, 2019
In other words we won't be buying a proven striker in Jan so grigg will have to do.😱
— Corneilious71 (@boxing_buddy) November 18, 2019
This statement is very worrying if the management are pinning their hopes on him. Take it from us after 11 months of watching him he’s not the answer.
— Tim (@safctim) November 18, 2019
He's had a sickness bug since he joined us.
— Holty0568 (@holty0568) November 19, 2019
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Funny that, I feel sick every time I watch him “play”
— Steve Hayward (@karaokeking72) November 18, 2019