It has been a turbulent campaign for the Black Cats so far

The Sunderland player grades for the season so far after turbulent start to crucial campaign

It has been a frustrating campaign for the Black Cats thus far, sitting in ninth position and well below their expected top-two finish this season.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 5:21 pm

A troubled campaign on the pitch has seen the departure of Jack Ross and a very difficult for Phil Parkinson.

Nevertheless, an open division means the Black Cats remain very much in contention for the top six at least, with signs of life in recent games.

Phil Smith assesses the campaign so far, player by player...…

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