Why Poyet needs to sell this struggling Sunderland star

Sunderland should be looking to offload Danny Graham.

Sunderland should sell Danny Graham up front, even if they are worried by a lack of cover that his loss would leave. 

The Black Cats are set to change to a system which involves two strikers until the end of the season and Gus Poyet is said to be tempted to keep Graham because he is concerned about a lack of cover by the Sunderland Echo

Graham was expected to depart the Stadium of Light this month, but Poyet seems to have changed his mind and could keep the 29-year-old on Wearside.

By doing so, he is making a mistake, though, as Graham simply doesn't have the ability to enhance Sunderland's chances of scoring. 

The former Swansea City striker has shown for a brief period that he could hit the back of the net at the top level, but his form in recent years has been woeful.

Graham has never scored for Sunderland in 15 appearances for the club and, arguably more worrying, his form has been shocking for two years.

Graham has scored three goals in 40 Premier League appearances since January 1st 2013, proving that he he isn't the man to be pinning their hopes on.

If injury does indeed strike the Black Cats' current strikers, Sunderland would be better off changing the system to go back to a lone forward, rather than using Graham up front as he doesn't threaten enough to merit a place. 

It is clear, for the good of the player and the club, that he needs to move down the leagues and Sunderland should not block his path if the opportunity arises before now and the end of the month. 

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