Jermaine Jenas names four Sunderland substitutes who Sam Allardyce must start using

Jermaine Jenas

Jermaine Jenas has had his say on Sunderland's fight against relegation.

Pundit and former England international Jermaine Jenas has told Yahoo Sport that Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce must start using four of his substitutes.

The Black Cats lost 2-0 at home to league leaders Leicester City on Sunday afternoon, meaning they have now gone six games without a Premier League win.

With four draws in that run, it's a frustrating time for Allardyce's men, as they keep coming close to vital wins, but just missing out as they attempt to beat relegation.

Still four points adrift of safety, Sunderland are running out of time to save themselves, and this weekend's game against Norwich City - the team directly above Sunderland in the table - is Allardyce's biggest match of the season by far.

Ahead of that game, pundit and former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas has had his say on the situation at the Stadium of Light, and particularly looked at Allardyce's selection issues.

Writing for Yahoo Sport, Jenas suggested that Sunderland play with a lack of creativity, and believes Allardyce needs to start playing the likes of Jack Rodwell, Jeremain Lens, Dame N'Doye and Sebastian Larsson in his team, having all been substitutes against Leicester.

Jenas believes that, if Sunderland are to survive, they need to start playing more attacking football - and using these four players would be a step in that direction.

"Sunderland do have the creativity within their ranks to play a different way," said Jenas. "As well as Jack Rodwell, there were players left on the bench against Leicester that offered something different, such as Jeremain Lens, Dame N'Doye and even Sebastian Larsson, and it's time for Allardyce to use them," he added.

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