Will Grigg struggled on his home debut for Sunderland

Phil Smith's player ratings: How Will Grigg rated on his home debut as Sunderland stars receive mixed marks

Sunderland played out a 1-1 draw with Blackpool as their promotion push took another twist - but how did their players rate?

Our man Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings from the stalemate at the Stadium of Light, and it's a mixed back across the board after more dropped points on home soil. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone - and struggled - for the Black Cats against Blackpool:

Steady defensively but struggled to make an impact going forward. Went off late on with what appeared to be a knock. 6

5. Reece James - 6

Steady defensively but struggled to make an impact going forward. Went off late on with what appeared to be a knock. 6
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Offered composure and poise from the base of midfield. Another fine corner saw Sunderland score another set piece goal. 6

6. Grant Leadbitter - 6

Offered composure and poise from the base of midfield. Another fine corner saw Sunderland score another set piece goal. 6
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Started brightly but couldnt offer enough quality in the final third. 5

7. George Honeyman - 5

Started brightly but couldnt offer enough quality in the final third. 5
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Dropped into central midfield to improve Sunderlands drive going forward but was ineffectual. Looked fortunate to avoid giving a penalty away early in the second half before being replaced. 5

8. Lynden Gooch - 5

Dropped into central midfield to improve Sunderlands drive going forward but was ineffectual. Looked fortunate to avoid giving a penalty away early in the second half before being replaced. 5
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