Sunderland suffered a 2-1 defeat to Southend United on the final day of the League One season – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter ripped into attacker Lynden Gooch for the quality of his performance.
The Black Cats cancelled out a John White goal with Chris Maguire’s penalty, but Stephen Humphrys scored a late winner for Southend to keep them in the division.
Jack Ross’ side will now turn their attention to the play-offs and they have a two-legged tie with Portsmouth in the semi-final.
They have ended up six points clear of second-placed Barnsley and just missed out on automatic promotion.
A selection of Sunderland fans on social media were furious with Gooch following his display away to Southend.
The 23-year-old missed some a brilliant chance to score and was unable to pick up some momentum ahead of the play-offs.
He is a right-winger that has completed 90 minutes in the final two games of the season, but some are adamant he should be left out in the play-offs.
Gooch has made 44 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring seven goals and supplying nine assists in return.
Here are some Sunderland fans ripping into Gooch:
Gooch is the worst – absolutely horrific. O’Nien has changed the game and Sterling has looked lively too
— Williams (@williamsSAFC) May 4, 2019
I hope I never see Gooch in a Sunderland shirt again. He offers nothing! #safc
— Steve (@TheStevieB1) May 4, 2019
Lynden Gooch needs selling regardless of what division we are in next season #safc
— Dean Pope (@OfficialDPope) May 4, 2019
Lynden Gooch is terrible
— Jake🔴⚪️ (@JakeeSafc) May 4, 2019
Take. Off. Gooch. #SAFC absolutely shocking
— Craig Losh (@Donlosh) May 4, 2019
I genuinely think Gooch in his own brain thinks he’s Messi #SAFC
— Jonny McFadden (@jonnymcfadden) May 4, 2019
That there is why gooch can not start in the playoffs #safc
— Tony Pottinger (@tonypottinger) May 4, 2019