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Sunderland fans call for Josh Scowen to play more often

Sunderland fell to defeat to Coventry at the weekend and that has led some fans to suggest that Phil Parkinson needs to freshen up his starting line-up.

It is easy to see why, since he has only made changes recently due to injury issues, but the Black Cats were unfortunate not to take something from the game, enjoying a majority share of possession while Charlie Wyke and Tom Flanagan could have both scored with first-half chances.

However, they did fail to test Marko Marosi sufficiently with just two shots on target, particularly late on as the Sky Blues remained resolute.

The likes of Kyle Lafferty and Antoine Semenyo didn’t have enough time to influence proceedings, while another new signing in Josh Scowen remained on the bench once again.

Should Josh Scowen be given a start to chance in the next game?

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Supporters are becoming fed up with that familiarity, and are keen to see the former QPR man given a chance, with his Championship pedigree likely appealing to some.

Instead, Parkinson has operated with his preferred duo of Max Power and George Dobson in the centre of midfield, but after they achieved respective WhoScored ratings of 6.5 and 6.4 on Sunday the Black Cats’ boss could decide to switch things up.

Some supporters certainly seem to believe that he should, arguing that Dobson is the player who should make way, and given he has contributed just 0.3 key passes and 0.7 interceptions per game, per WhoScored, it is clear to see why.

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Whether Parkinson makes any changes is yet to be seen, as his side have still only lost twice in 16 games, leading one fan to suggest that Dobson should keep his place, with the following discussion taking place.

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