Some Sunderland fans feel their side should have called on Kazaiah Sterling after the Tottenham Hotspur loanee remained on the bench during Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Blackpool.
Sterling has only made one appearance in Sunderland colours after signing from Tottenham until the end of the season last month.
That amounted to a 31-minute cameo against AFC Wimbledon, and he has not been used in any of the Mackems' subsequent two matches.
Sunderland began with a lone striker, Will Grigg, against Blackpool, but chose Charlie Wyke ahead of Sterling when it came to bringing on another in the second half.
This is what those of a Black Cats persuasion are saying about Jack Ross's decision...
Just think we should give sterling a go, can’t believe grigg missed he has to score Friday now like. Should be scoring two or three past teams like Blackpool and Accrington tho— J A C K R O S S (@superjackross) February 12, 2019
Yes agree too all these. I don't understand the Wyke decision. Should have had grigg and sterling from kick off— Matt (@Rollie3333) February 12, 2019
Will grigg is bang off the pace. Leave him out until he's match fit. Give Wyke and sterling a start ffs— Andy cuppitt (@andy_cuppitt) February 13, 2019
mcgeady should've been taken off a long time before he was and honeyman needs dropped to, time to bring back Maguire and Sterling— Pete Crann ⚪️⚪️ (@petecrann79safc) February 12, 2019
Sign a young promising player on loan, wins POTM and we won’t play him ...— Jøsh (@iEddsyy) February 12, 2019
® Gorman Stewart ©️ @1879SAFC Replying to @iEddsyy @SpeakSAFC: Then brings on Flanagan ( a CH) for James when we are looking to win the game when he could have took off Watmore for Sterling #*******Baffling
Better, much improved performance. Only criticism would be that I’d like to have seen Sterling at some point, I think his pace would have unsettled them.— Paul Fury (@paulfury2702) February 13, 2019
Do wonder where Sterling fits. Can't see him playing much. https://t.co/sKlmPYnuUM— Roker Report (@RokerReport) February 13, 2019
This is Sterling's first taste of regular first-team involvement, having only played 11 minutes of senior football for Tottenham.
The 20-year-old was crowned Premier League 2 player of the month ahead of his move to the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland fell behind to Armand Gnanduillet's first-half strike, before Jack Baldwin equalised 15 minutes from time.
Will the Tottenham loan star have an impact at Sunderland?
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