Sunderland fans discuss if Phil Parkinson deserves time at Stadium of Light

A number of Sunderland fans have been discussing if Phil Parkinson deserves more time at the Stadium of Light to get the team playing as he would like.

The Black Cats have lost two of their last four games after ninety minutes across all competitions, with the sole draw in that run resulting in defeat on penalties in the EFL Cup.

Parkinson was appointed to the helm earlier this month as the replacement for Jack Ross, with it felt the former Colchester, Hull, Charlton, Bradford and Bolton manager would offer the Wearside outfit their best chance of promotion through his vast experiences in the third tier.

Sunderland had opted to fire Ross following a slow start to the campaign, after defeat to Lincoln left the North East side sixth in the table.

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The Black Cats reached the Play-Off Final last term under Ross, but results with Parkinson at the helm have seen the Stadium of Light natives slip further down the League One standings to eighth.

Fans are seemingly mixed in what they expect from Parkinson in his next immediate fixtures in charge, as some have suggested he ‘needs time to take stock’ of who he has at his disposal but others feel their club do not have enough time to spare.

Sunderland host 22nd-placed Southend on Saturday, with a win potentially enough to climb back inside the Play-Off places.

Here are some of the messages shared…

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