Ex-Sunderland star slams current squad and suggests where they're going wrong

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Former Sunderland midfielder Micky Gray has questioned the current squad's desire after their performances this season.

Former Sunderland star Micky Gray has slammed their current squad on TalkSPORT, suggesting that they are not determined enough to win.

The Black Cats have collected just four victories from their 26 Premier League games to date and Gray feels there is a lack of desire in the squad.

Sunderland battled back to claim a point against Hull City last night, but Gray still wasn't happy with his former side's performance and he suggested they could learn from Steve Bruce's side. 

“They have drawn 14 games this season and won just four," he said. "They have got to change something.

“Hull last night, for the first 45 minutes I actually thought they played well, they wanted to get forward and score goals, and I don’t see that when I see Sunderland play at the minute. That is something they have got to change.”

Sunderland's lack of wins is certainly a major worry and unless they do start showing more ambition it is hard to see them climbing away from the relegation zone.

The Black Cats have tried a number of different formations and strategies this season, but they haven't been able to discover a way to find a goalscoring edge.

Whether Gus Poyet has used two strikers or operated with a front-three, Sunderland have not been able to hit the back of the net with any regularity and it is a concern.

The Black Cats have just 23 goals in 28 matches and they are currently only four points away from the drop-zone, with a nervy finish to the campaign looking likely.

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