Sunderland fans want Chris Coleman to play centre back

Sunderland fans are voting Chris Coleman as the best option to save their defensive injury crisis.

The Black Cats are faced with major injury problems ahead of their visit to QPR this weekend, as Lamine Kone is their only fit centre back.

John O’Shea and Ty Browning both picked up injuries in the 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday, and Jake Clarke-Salter has one match left on his suspension.

Coleman’s arrival at Sunderland has not exactly had the desired effect, and Tuesday’s capitulation against Villa encapsulated everything that’s been going wrong for the Black Cats.

Coleman’s career ended in 2001 when a car crash broke his leg, but Sunderland fans think the 47 year-old might be their only hope.

Everton loanee Brendan Galloway is an option, but has only played 42 first team minutes this season. Billy Jones filled in at centre back on Tuesday, but with little success. Jack Rodwell started his career as a centre back, but has not played for Sunderland since telling Coleman he wants to leave the club.

With few options to choose from, Coleman is currently leading the vote to fill in at the back.

Sunderland fans, what do you think about a Coleman-Kone partnership? Let us know in the comments below…