Sunderland defeated Accrington Stanley 3-0 last night to give their automatic push a massive injection of life.
The Black Cats are now three points behind Barnsley with two games in hands on their rivals.
Jack Ross’ men bounced back from their Checkatrade Trophy final defeat in the best possible fashion.
Goals from Aiden McGeady, Will Grigg and Kazaiah Sterling gave Ross’ team a stunning victory.
For Grigg, it was his second goal in as many League One fixtures and there is a common denominator as a key to his form.
Charlie Wyke was introduced as a late substitute at Walsall and Grigg duly found the net.
Last night the striker was handed the chance to start alongside the ex-Wigan performer and once again Grigg bagged.
Sometimes Ross requires to go with a five-man midfield but having two players boasting such immense quality in attack makes them a better goalscoring threat.
Wyke is renowned for doing a lot of the dirtier work in the final third and this allows Grigg to do what he does best and put away chances.
The former Bradford man can’t be relied on to fire the Black Cats to promotion with just two goals to his name this season.
He helps the team, and Grigg no end, however.
Sunderland’s run-in isn’t easy but with Wyke and Grigg on the pitch at the same time, they stand every chance of blowing any League One side away.
When Grigg first arrived at the Stadium of Light he struggled to get on the goal trail.
Playing as a lone striker often saw him isolated and clearly, he relishes playing alongside Wyke.