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Sunderland fans gush over Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty was finally given his full Sunderland debut on Saturday and he didn’t disappoint after scoring twice in the second half to seemingly give the home side all three points, until a late equaliser prevented that.

It has been almost two months since the Northern Ireland international joined the club but he has had to be patient for his opportunity to shine, with Phil Parkinson preferring Charlie Wyke up-front.

Fans have called for Wyke to be dropped and his unavailability at the weekend meant they finally got their wish, and will be determined to see more of Lafferty after his strong showing.

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Wyke was guilty of missing chances away at Coventry in the match before but Lafferty made no mistake with his chances, and he has been praised by supporters partly because of his two well-taken goals.

Parkinson will have a selection dilemma on his hands when Wyke returns, as although he may be tempted the play both strikers alongside one another, that would mean a move away from his tried and tested 3-4-3 style.

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What he must be careful not to do is depriving Lafferty of game time once more, as that carries the risk of knocking the 32-year-old’s confidence and possibly his desire to play for the team, too.

Instead, he could continue scoring goals and proving his worth, and if he manages to do that he could earn a contract that allows him to serve the club beyond this season.

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Fans may be keen on that, as they are certainly hoping he starts more often in the remaining matches.

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