Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was revealed that Chris Maguire would be out for up to eight weeks after breaking his leg.
The injury happened in the first half of the Black Cats’ 4-2 win over Gillingham on Tuesday night, and his absence will be a huge miss for Jack Ross as he attempts to guide his side back into the Championship at the first time of asking.
Maguire has been an excellent acquisition for the Wearsiders since arriving from Bury in the summer, scoring seven goals in 35 appearances so far this season to help his teammates sit third in the table.
Should the club make it into the Checkatrade Trophy final – they still have to face Bristol Rovers in the semi-final – Maguire is expected to miss the trip to Wembley as well unless he performs a minor miracle in his recovery.
Let’s take a look at how Sunderland supporters reacted to the news on Twitter…
— milly molly MANDY (@WaiChingNg) February 22, 2019
gutted fot Chris Maguire man #safc
— Darren clark (@dazftm) February 21, 2019
— Speak Sunderland (@SpeakSAFC) February 21, 2019
Maguire being out for 2 months is a massive blow but we should have the depth in that are to deal with it, although he is quite unique in his approach to the game #SAFC
— Jamie Joslyn (@JamieJoslyn1) February 21, 2019
All the best to him .. I bet he’s gutted to miss the run in ?
— B@7K3R (@Brk3r1) February 21, 2019
Hopefully doesn’t get rushed back too early though as in don’t want him getting injured again.
— Col (@ColArmstrong) February 22, 2019
Catastrophic for us, he is the difference. We have no other players that offer what he does. Been really poor for weeks without him. Hopefully a speedy recovery for playoffs
— Monkey Meat (@GaryMesser79) February 22, 2019
The news about Maguire is particularly disappointing because of the creativity that he brings to the side. He and McGeady are the two players who can make something from nothing.
— Laurie N Ede (@Lozzo2001) February 22, 2019