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PLAYER RATINGS: Sunderland 1-2 Burton - Here’s how the Lads rated after another atrocious display

Another day, another loss for Phil Parkinson - this time going down 2-1 at home to fucking Burton Albion. Here’s how our man watching the match rated the Lads after tonight’s performance.

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Lee Burge: 6/10

Struggled with his kicking all night, but made an important first half save from Liam Boyce.

Conor McLaughlin: 5/10

Struggled with the pace of the game even before his injury struggles, just too slow shifting the ball and lacking conviction in his actions all evening.

Jordan Willis: 4/10

Sloppy in possession throughout, his early season swagger seems to be eroding by the minute.

Joel Lynch: 3/10

Too casual with the ball too often again and abysmal in his defending of Boyce’s goal.

Denver Hume: 3/10

Made one incivisve run which led to a great Luke O’Nien effort, but disastrous outside of that, continuously giving away possession under little or no pressure.

Grant Leadbitter: 5/10

Produced a couple tone-setting tackles early on, but any hopes Leadbitter might be finding some semblance of form soon evaporated, far too lackadaisical on the ball in our own third again.

Max Power: 4/10

A few great searching balls were cancelled out by some poor ones, and a dumb booking that leaves the midfielder suspended. Power also put in a miserable amount of effort trying to stop the cross for Burton’s second.

Duncan Watmore: 6/10

Sunderland’s best player after 20 minutes, the forward soon regressed with a combination of bad decision-making and technically awful headers.

Luke O’Nien: 4/10

Fortunate to win a penalty and largely frustrating outside of that, needs to play with more composure in the final third.

Aiden McGeady: 6/10

Quiet outside of burying a first half penalty.

Will Grigg: 3/10

Failed to make any meaningful contributions again, on the few occasions the ball was played towards the Northern Irishman his touch was awful.

(SUB) Chris Maguire: 3/10

Slowed play down, gave away the ball cheaply.

(SUB) Benji Kimpioka: 5/10

Barely touched the ball after being brought on far too late on.

Man of the Match

Aiden McGeady

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