Sunderland fans want Jermain Defoe back

Loads of Sunderland fans have been reacting to something the club tweeted during Tuesday’s draw against Brighton, as the Black Cats faithful urged Jermain Defoe to return to Wearside.

Sunderland kept the pressure firmly on promotion rivals Barnsley in the race for second this week, grabbing a point against a resilient and resurgent Burton side after taking all three points from Rochdale last weekend.

The Black Cats are now one point clear of Barnsley, and they of course have a game in hand on the Tykes.

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While promotion may be the only thing on most fans’ minds though, plenty were distracted by a special guest at Tuesday’s draw against the Brewers, as Defoe stopped by the Stadium of Light.

The ex-England international endeared himself to Wearside both with his performances on the pitch and his behaviour off it, scoring 37 times in 93 Black Cats showings.

He is now plying his trade with Rangers, on loan from Bournemouth, where he has grabbed six goals and five assists in 15 games, so even at 36 he is still getting the job done.

If Sunderland do return to the second tier, could Defoe make a shock return? The Twitter reactions down below certainly hope so…