Regardless of the exit of Alex Neil, his successor Tony Mowbray has executed effectively to regular the ship and hold the Black Cats tight on the again.
Would you are taking Darren Bent again in his prime?
With Ellis Simms seemingly nonetheless lacking resulting from his harm, the 58-year-old can be dreaming of a person who scored loads of targets for the Wearside membership when he was signed again in 2009.
Though his keep was temporary, he didn’t disappoint.
36 targets in simply 63 appearances mark a return of over a objective each two video games, and he additionally chipped in with 4 assists too. He was a pure marksman, and his tempo and energy have been unstoppable when he was on kind.
Throughout his stint at Aston Villa, Jermaine Jenas labelled the ahead as “deadly” and he proved that in entrance of the Stadium of Gentle, notably in his debut season the place he bagged 24 targets within the Premier League.
He solely spent two years at Sunderland, however his goal-scoring influence was second to none.
Over the weekend of their draw with the Lilywhites, Mowbray was compelled to play with out a recognised striker and if he may carry anybody from the previous to play for his aspect now, there isn’t a doubting that Bent can be up there.
His quick influence on the membership helped fireplace them to thirteenth and Tenth-placed finishes and with Simms nonetheless out, a high striker may very well be simply the participant to fireside them to an unlikely promotion push.
Followers can be dreaming of a return to the highest flight sooner reasonably than later, and if they’d a major Bent their possibilities would absolutely improve exponentially.