With Jack Ross' side continuing to push for automatic promotion from League One, keeping a constant stream of goals flowing will naturally be key as they aim to keep the pressure on Luton and Barnsley. But which players has proved to be most important to the club's goalscoring prowess so far this campaign? Using data from Wyscout S.p.a, we've looked at which players have had the most attacking impact by combining their goals and assists for the season. Scroll down and click through the pages to see which Sunderland players have been involved in the most goals so far this season:
The centre back has scored once and failed to provide an assist this campaign.
Similarly to his defensive partner, Flanagan has found the net once while not yet providing an assist.
The Dutch defender is yet to score in a Sunderland shirt, but did lay on a solitary assist earlier this season.
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The Burnley loanee netted away at Oxford in his one involvement in a goal since joining the club.
The former Hibs man has yet to hit the net since moving to Wearside, but has played his part in one goal this season via an assist.
Morgan may have only been involved in one goal since joining Sunderland - but what a goal it was! He netted the second at Bristol Rovers as a trip to Wembley was secured.
Having made the left-back spot his own in recent weeks, James has gone on to provide two assists as he continues to surge forward down the flanks.
The striker has netted twice for the club since joining from Bradford City - scoring against Oxford and Newcastle U21s.
Since returning from a long-term injury, Watmore has played a key role going forwards - netting twice and laying on a single assist this campaign.
What an impact this man has had since returning to Wearside - he's already provided four assists for his teammates at Sunderland but is yet to score himself.
He may have been out of the team in recent weeks, but Matthews has chipped in with three assists and a single goal during the course of the season.
The midfielder has racked up two goals and two assists since moving to Sunderland, in what has proved to be a key attacking contribution.
The striker has been in the thick of it since his January arrival, scoring twice and providing two other goals for his team mates.
The fans' favourites involvements have come all via his own goals, with the midfielder-turned-full-back having scored five times this season.
Before losing his place in the side and picking up an injury, the Costa Rican international had provided six assists for the Black Cats.
Having hit the goal trail in recent weeks, Cattermole has now netted five goals and provided a single assist during a fine campaign.
The Sunderland skipper has relished his attacking role this term, scoring six times and providing two assists.
Now on to the big hitters - Maguire has netted seven and provided six goals for his team mates during a stunning debut season at the Stadium of Light.
It all started with THAT goal against Charlton, and the Sunderland academy graduate has gone on to score seven goals and seal seven assists.
The Irishman has been in dazzling form this campaign, scoring 11 and providing four assists to seal his place as Sunderland's most influential attacking player.