Why Sunderland fans are anxious and jittery - and how boss Jack Ross has responded
The Black Cats have sold out their 40,000 allocation for the Checkatrade Trophy final against Portsmouth at Wembley later this month amid growing excitement on Wearside.
But that’s laced with creeping anxieties that it may not be the club’s only trip to Wembley this season.
Successive away draws – including a failure to beat big rivals Barnsley in midweek – has left Sunderland lagging behind leaders Luton and the Oakwell outfit and facing the prospect of the play-offs.
On Saturday they meet Walsall at the Stadium of Light – opponents who they have failed to beat in three attempts this term,... read more
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