Stewart Donald enters Sunderland caption competition to boast about negotiation skills

A general view of the Stadium of Light during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough at Stadium of Light on February 24, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland moved up to third in the table after Saturday's win at Bradford City.

New Sunderland owner Stewart Donald poses outside the ground at the Stadium of Light on May 21, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

Stewart Donald has entered the caption competition set by Sunderland's official club account... to boast about his own negotiation skills.

Sunderland had posted a photo of the Mackems manager, Jack Ross, smiling with the winger, Chris Maguire, after Saturday's 2-1 win at Bradford City.

And the Sunderland owner, Donald, replied:

Stewart Donald Tweet

Despite finding Sunderland in a state of crisis at the start of the summer, Ross has led his new side to third in League One with 12 games played.

And Maguire has been one of the Mackems' most impressive recruits, having scored or assisted seven goals in 12 league outings.

Chris Maguire celebrates the second Sunderland goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Peterborough United at Stadium of Light on October 2, 2018 in Sunderland,...

It was from the Scottish player's free-kick that Sunderland scored their winner against Bradford, courtesy of Jack Baldwin's low strike.

The Wearside club, who have only lost once in League One, are now just a point off the automatic places and four behind top of the table Portsmouth.

How good have Ross and Maguire been for Sunderland this season?


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