'Potent strike force' - EFL pundit praises Sunderland following win over Bristol City in Championship
Ex-Crystal Palace, Reading, West Ham and Watford man turned pundit Jobi McAnuff was quick to praise Sunderland following their win against Bristol City.
Simms then added a second, allowing Ross Stewart to head home the winner 18 minutes from time after a superb assist from Alex Pritchard.
"They have had a good start to life back in the Championship. I think Alex Neil deserves credit today for sticking Ellis Simms up front,” McAnuff told ITV.
“He wasn’t involved last week but up with Ross Stewart, they seemed to have formed a real potent strike force and it is Pritchard dropping back into that number 10 position where, for me, he is a lot more effective. A natural player in that position.
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“And again, certainly from Sunderland’s point of view, they should be really excited to see that front three.”