Sunderland’s dire run of form under new boss Phil Parkinson continues.

The Black Cats lost 2-1 against Burton Albion at the Stadium of Light last night and have slipped to 11th in the League One table.

The hosts took the lead on 19 minutes through an Aiden McGeady penalty, only for the Brewers to turn the game around courtesy of goals from Ryan Edwards and Liam Boyce.

Parkinson has won just two games out of his opening 11 and is under pressure already.

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He spoke to the Black Cats’ official club website after the match last night: “I thought in the first half we did ok. To concede straight after our goal was disappointing because we switched off. We started well in the second period and the fans got right behind us.”

“When we conceded the second we didn’t respond and that’s simply not good enough. We didn’t show enough character or conviction in our play and deservedly got booed off at the end.”

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He added: “We can’t keep conceding cheap, sloppy goals like we did tonight. I accept the reaction from the supporters because the last quarter of the game wasn’t good enough. When you wear the Sunderland shirt you have to show courage in your play.”

The big question for Sunderland fans is was sacking Jack Ross the right decision? Parkinson’s future is already uncertain now as their quest to return to the Championship takes another turn.


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