Stephen Elliott: Roy Keane didn't want to parade Championship trophy but I'm hoping Sunderland will have two trophies on show this summer

I watched some of the dressing room footage after the win at Wembley last week and I couldn’t help but admire the camaraderie that was evident amongst the team.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:00 am

To achieve promotion or win titles in any league, there has to be a strong unity in the dressing room. And I don’t mean with just the players who find themselves playing.

I sense that all the staff and the players are really pulling together and the recent performances are clearly highlighting the benefits of having this rapport.

Even before the game at Wembley, when Dion Sanderson and Aiden O’Brien were having a bit of fun in the stands, it spoke volumes to me about the mood within camp.

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The fact that we are living through a pandemic, when team bonding days are obviously limited, makes this even more impressive.

The city has waited a long time for their team to give them something to cheer about and Lee Johnson has made a good start at that challenge.

Unlike my last promotion with this club, when Roy Keane didn’t want to parade the Championship trophy through the town, I’m hoping there will be two trophies paraded on the open top bus this summer, providing the restrictions have been lifted of course.

The team have put themselves in prime position for this to happen.

Let’s hope we all can have one big party come the summer.

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