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Sunderland fans discuss whether Will Grigg should be given a chance to prove himself

Sunderland were dealt a major setback on Sunday as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at promotion rivals Coventry, a result which saw the Sky Blues extend their lead over Phil Parkinson’s side to six points.

The only positive from the weekend was Rotherham’s draw with MK Dons, meaning the Black Cats are still only four points off the automatic promotion spots, though they did drop to fifth place.

Parkinson went with an unchanged line-up once more and was unfortunate not to find an equaliser, with Charlie Wyke particularly guilty of missing some good chances – sending a first-half header over the bar from a few yards out for example.

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Supporters aimed criticism at his performance after the match and there have now been some calls for the 27-year-old to be dropped in favour of Will Grigg, who hasn’t featured since December.

The Northern Ireland international has been unfavoured by his manager possibly due to his lack of goals and poor physicality, averaging just 1.5 aerial duels won per game compared to Wyke’s 4.1.

However, with Sunderland chasing the game on Sunday and in need of something different it is a little surprising that Grigg wasn’t considered, even if he does only have three goals this season.

Should Will Grigg be picked ahead of Charlie Wyke?

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Some fans are still supportive of the player despite his inadequate contribution this term, suggesting that he should have been given a chance against Coventry and must be an option from now on.

Not all fans are keen to see Grigg back in action, however, arguing that his problem is not just a lack of ability but also poor attitude, an issue that doesn’t exist with Wyke or Kyle Lafferty.

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