Phil Smith's player ratings: How Sunderland stars rated in abandoned Accrington clash

Sunderland saw their clash with Accrington abandoned - but that didn't detract from some positive performances in the North West.

Saturday, 8th December 2018, 4:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th December 2018, 4:35 pm
Chris Maguire netted for Sunderland in the abandoned game

Play was halted with the scores locked at 1-1, with Chris Maguire having netted for the Black Cats. And while conditions proved tricky, our man Phil Smith thought several members of Jack Ross' squad performed admirably given the weather. Click through the pages below to see who shone - and struggled - for the Black Cats away at Accrington:

Couldnt gather a tricky cross for the equaliser but made an outstanding save soon after. 6
A couple of good challenges before having to leave the action with an injury. 6
Unfortunate for the equaliser as the conditions got the better of him. Did really well before then. 6

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Just what Sunderland needed on a testing afternoon. No fuss, did the job required. 7
Steady as ever. Impossible to make a difference in the final third given the pitch. 6
No chance to spread the play or get a foot on it as he likes to. 6
Tenacious and never gave an inch. 6
Looked far more comfortable in the second half when moved into a right wing position. 6
Struggled to produce the final ball but industry was excellent and paid off big time when he put Sunderland ahead. 6
Unfortunate not to deliver a goal or an assist. Never hid on an awful afternoon to play in his style. 6
Put in a good shift and one excellent first half cross almost helped McGeady to open to the scoring. Little sight of goal before being taken off. 6
Tenacious and offered a bit of quality on the ball in challenging conditions. 7
No time to make an impact. N/A