Sunderland fans have been discussing the lack of goals from their strikers, and to say fans are concerned about the upcoming campaign would be an understatement.
The Black Cats fell short of automatic promotion by six points last season, which is made all the more infuriating by the fact they drew a whopping 15 out of 46 league games 1-1.
Jack Ross is struggling massively to figure out how to break teams down, open games up and find that second or third goal that would put the match to bed.
And the fans, who were forced to watch two separate Wembley heartbreaks last season, are now worried that the lack of attacking fluidity has spread to their strikers in pre-season.
Ross’ side have beaten South Shields 2-0, drawn 0-0 with Benfica B and been beaten 1-0 by Belenenses so far this summer, but none of the front men in the squad have found the back of the net.
Plenty of fans are sharing this concern, as you can see from the Twitter reactions down below…
Not creating enough for me. Unless we are going to be super clinical then we need more chances created. Wyke, Grigg & Watmore have a had a few chances and fluffed them all
— John Ridley (@Ridderz86) July 22, 2019
Wyke and Grigg shown nothing to me to suggest they are any good. Sick of people saying not getting the service and full preseason will help them! Maja scored for fun in the same team.
— amazgel (@amazgel) July 22, 2019
If it was just pre season then there’s no reason to be concerned but as this is following in a similar vein to the end of last season we very much should be concerned.
— Graham Wright (@gnw626) July 22, 2019
Should’ve gave Maja what he wanted in wages instead of wasting 3 million on Grigg!
— Niall Taylor (@NiallTaylor31) July 22, 2019
Wyke not good enough and sounds like Grigg cant be bothered. Ross needs 2 match winners added to his side (Marquis/Maddison) to stand any chance of getting promoted but the owners have gone into hiding and are hiding behind FFP excuses as to why we wont bring players in #safc
— Parkersafc (@Parkersafc) July 22, 2019
Defo be concerned!!!
— Steve (@Steve02253171) July 22, 2019
Yep plenty of draws again for the season ahead.
— General Mayhem (@Tony_young78) July 22, 2019
— Barry Robson (@barryrobson) July 22, 2019