Don Goodman backs Sunderland for automatic promotion

A general view of the inside of the Stadium of Light during the Checkatrade Trophy Quarter Final match between Sunderland and Manchester City Under 23s at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland...

Sunderland are aiming to win automatic promotion from League One to the Championship.

A general view inside the Stadium of Light before the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Oxford United at Stadium of Light on September 1, 2018 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Don Goodman has told Sky Sports that Sunderland will win automatic promotion to the Championship at the end of the season.

The former Sunderland striker believes that Jack Ross’s side will finish second in the League One table this campaign.

Goodman told Sky Sports regarding which teams will finish in the top two: “1st) Luton, 2nd) Sunderland. Sunderland have taken advantage of Barnsley's wobble, which I didn't really expect. They'll keep their momentum going.”

 

Winning promotion

Sunderland are third in the League One table at the moment with 79 points from 39 matches.

The Black Cats are level on points with second-placed Barnsley, who have played 41 games.

A general view of the Stadium of Light during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Birmingham City at Stadium of Light on December 23, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Luton Town are at the top of the league standings at the moment with 87 points from 41 matches and seem set to clinch automatic promotion to the Championship at the end of the season.

Sunderland are in good form at the moment and are winning matches regularly, and the Stadium of Light faithful will be confident that the team will get the job in the coming weeks.

The Black Cats will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Burton Albion at the Stadium of Light in League One.

A general view of  the Stadium of Light before the Sky Bet League 1 match between Sunderland and Blackpool at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland on Tuesday 12th February 2019.

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