Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Message sent over Rangers winger Jordan Jones as Portsmouth win boosts promotion hopes
Sunderland saw their promotion hopes boosted by a big win at Portsmouth last night – as they ended a Fratton Park hoodoo spanning over 20 years.
It was 1997 when the Black Cats last won at Pompey, but they put an end to that particular record as Charlie Wyke and Jordan Jones sealed a 2-0 win.
And with that game out the way, focus now turns to this weekend’s Papa John’s Trophy final against Tranmere at Wembley.
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RECAP: Sunderland AFC transfer news (10 March)
After his display last night, fans have sent a clear message over Jordan Jones - sign him up!
Sunderland fans are all saying the same thing about Rangers loanee Jordan Jones after 'brilliant' Portsmouth display
Sunderland fans are all saying the same thing about Jordan Jones after his performance at Portsmouth – sign him up!
While the big story last night was in the result, the return of two key men was equally pleasing.
Tom Flanagan and Lynden Gooch were both introduced as substitutes as they step-up their returns from injury - and their returns are timely with Wembley on the horizon!
Conor McLaughlin could also be back in time for the final, while Bailey Wright will also be assessed before the clash with Tranmere.
The likes of Denver Hume, Ross Stewart and Benji Kimpioka are expected to miss out.
There were some high marks dished out by Phil Smith after that stunning win!
Phil Smith's Sunderland AFC player ratings: Three 8s and a 9 after stunning Portsmouth win
Sunderland claimed a big win at Portsmouth – but who caught the eye at Fratton Park?
And we bet it is indeed a good morning after last night!
What a win it was for Sunderland at Portsmouth and what a run the side are on at the moment.
We’ll have all the fallout from that win here throughout the day plus a look ahead to Wembley - now we can finally get excited about that!
So let’s get cracking...