Lamine Kone bemoans Sunderland's bad luck

Lamine Kone has played seven times for Sunderland so far.

Lamine Kone has told the Chronicle that the one thing that Sunderland have lacked since he arrived is luck.

The Black Cats have put in some brilliant performances since the arrival of their four key January signings, but they have not accumulated points on a rapid enough basis.

Sunderland have collected just seven points from their last six matches, despite outplaying many of their opponents.

And Kone said: “Since January, we’ve seen that we’ve been really strong as a unit.

“The one thing we have lacked perhaps at some points is a little bit of luck, with the last-minute goals we’ve let in.

“But hopefully that will turnaround this weekend against West Brom.”

Kone has been in supreme form since signing for Sunderland in the January transfer window.

The Ivorian defender has already played seven times for the Black Cats, and he has slotted into their defence with ease.

Kone’s aggression and combativeness has made him a fans’ favourite at the Stadium of Light and he looks set to be crucial as Allardyce’s side aim to avoid the drop.

As things stand, Sunderland are in 18th place in the Premier League table - two points adrift of safety.

Sunderland’s next match comes against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.

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