It’s hardly been pleasant viewing for Sunderland fans at the Stadium of Light this season. The Black Cats currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League table with just one point from six games, and are currently without a manager after Paolo Di Canio was relieved of his duties following a 3-0 defeat to West Brom and a reported dressing room bust up.

But there’s plenty of the 2013/2014 campaign left to go, and before the Wearside faithful begin contemplating life in the Championship, here’s FIVE reasons the Black cats can avoid relegation this season.

Click on this Sunderland group-hug to reveal the FIVE reasons why Sunderland can beat the drop

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