Ha'Way the Lads: Spotlight on Sunderland and why promotion is a must

Sunderland AFC’s quest for promotion – and why it is a must this season – is the focus of our new video series featuring journalists, club legends and fans.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 17:33 pm

‘Ha'Way the Lads: Spotlight on Sunderland and why promotion is a must’ kicks off with our very own Echo SAFC writer Phil Smith, who reflects on the challenges facing the squad and manager Jack Ross this season and the financial boost promotion would bring to the region.

Our new video series is spread over three mini-episodes featuring Phil, with club legend and former skipper Gary Bennett and Fans Museum founder and lifelong Sunderland fan Michael Ganley to follow in further episodes.

Jack Ross is tasked with leading the club back to the Championship at the second attempt following last season’s Wembley play-off heartache against Charlton Athletic.

Sunderland are pushing for promotion at the second time of asking this year following last season's play-off heartache.

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