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Stephen Elliott blasts Sunderland after Bristol Rovers horror-show

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Stephen Elliott blasts Sunderland after Bristol Rovers horror-show

The Black Cats were defeated 2-0 and slipped out of the top six in League One.

Former Sunderland star Stephen Elliott launched a scathing attack on his former club after they were beaten 2-0 by Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium last night.

A brace by Jonson Clarke-Harris compounded Sunderland to defeat and saw them slip out of the play-off places.

The Black Cats have constantly suffered for consistency this season and face a real fight to return to the Championship.

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Last season looks like a golden opportunity missed when they lost in the last minute to Charlton during the League One Play-Off Final.

Phil Parkinson is the man tasked with reviving fortunes but it’s fair to say that the jury remains out on his appointment.

Elliott played for Sunderland for three years between 2004 and 2007, netting 22 goals in 81 appearances for the club.

After last night’s game, he posted a series of tweets summing up how he felt about the current predicament.

 

Sunderland travel to Blackpool on Saturday and will hope to pick up a massive three points.

All is not lost in the race for promotion with League One looking desperately tight at the minute.

Despite last night’s defeat, the Black Cats are only three points adrift of Rotherham who currently occupy second place.

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Elliott scored some vitally important goals for the club and someone needs to grab the promotion push by the scruff of the neck.

Sunderland have underachieved for too long and it’s time the club moved in the right direction.

Elliott made some valid points regarding last night’s performance.

Sunderland shouldn’t be losing to teams in the bottom echelons of the division, with Rovers having lost three on the spin before last night.

 

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