The big Sunderland contract decisions fans want Phil Parkinson to make - with THREE released

Phil Parkinson is set to make some big contract decisions at Sunderland in the coming months – with a number of players set to see their current deals expire.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 11:55 am
The big Sunderland contract decisions fans want to see made

But what do supporters want Parkinson to do? Hundreds of fans voted in our online polls and have delivered a clear verdict on the decisions they want the Black Cats to make.

Scroll down and click through the pages to see the THREE players Sunderland fans want to be released in the summer:

No surprises here, with Sunderland fans overwhelming voting to keep the stopper at the Stadium of Light. Only 7% of supporters thought McLaughlin should be released. VERDICT: RETAIN

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The centre back has scarcely featured since his injury at Portsmouth in February, but 56% of Sunderland fans feel the experienced head is worthy of a new deal. VERDICT: RETAIN
While competition at centre back is rife, Ozturk has been backed to earn a new contract by 54% of Sunderland supporters. VERDICT: RETAIN
The King! Popular among fans, and the club's joint top scorer this term, it's perhaps no surprise that 92% of supporters want Maguire to be handed a new contract at the end of the season. VERDICT: RETAIN
The striker's brace against Gillingham showed a glimpse of the quality he could bring to Sunderland - and 75% of fans have backed the Northern Irish international to earn an extension to his short-term contract. VERDICT: RETAIN
He's been in and out of the team this season, and 60% of fans believe Flanagan should be allowed to seek new opportunities at the end of the season. VERDICT: RELEASE
No surprises here! A massive 95% of fans called for O'Nien - who has an option in his contract regardless - to extend his stay on Wearside. VERDICT: RETAIN
The forward has been restricted to substitute appearances in recent months, and 77% of fans believe he shouldn't be given a new contract. VERDICT: RELEASE
81% of fans have called for the defender, who is currently on loan at Salford City, should be allowed to move on in the summer. VERDICT: RELEASE
He may still be waiting for a first-team opportunity at Sunderland this season, but 77% of fans think Robson deserves a new deal after his impressive loan spell at Grimsby. VERDICT: RETAIN
The January arrival has been backed by 66% of fans to earn a new deal. VERDICT: RETAIN
He frustrates and excites in equal measure, and that's reflected in the close margin of Kimpioka's poll. 55% of fans believe he should be handed a new deal, though. VERDICT: RETAIN
Another youngster who sees his current terms expire in the summer, and another who fans believe should stay. VERDICT: RETAIN