‘Stick with Lafferty’ – These Sunderland fans react to the latest injury update

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Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has confirmed striker Charlie Wyke is back in contention for a place in tonight’s starting line-up to face Bristol Rovers.

The striker missed Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Gillingham through injury, a game in which his replacement Kyle Lafferty grabbed a brace.

It was Lafferty’s first start for the Black Cats after previously making nine appearances from the bench following his arrival at the Stadium of Light as a free agent in January and Sunderland fans lauded the thirty-two-year-old when they took to social media to respond to Wykes’s injury update on the club’s official website.

Lafferty undoubtedly made a good impression with supporters used to the club signing under-performing forwards in the last few years, and many feel after his eye-catching display on Saturday, the Northern Ireland international should keep his place, despite Wyke’s recovery.

Sunderland could rise to second place in League One with a big win tonight against a Rovers side in poor form, and it’s clear from the reaction on Twitter, who many of the Sunderland faithful want to see leading the line at the Memorial Stadium.



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