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Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

Sunderland boss Jack Ross is said to be keen to snap up Stewart Downing, following his release.

Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

Sunderland fans largely appear to be against the idea of signing Stewart Downing.

The Lancashire Telegraph have suggested that Sunderland could look to bring in Downing, after his contract at Middlesbrough expired.

 

However, Black Cats supporters feel that Downing would not be a smart addition.

The former England international is now 34, and only had a limited impact at Boro last season.

And Sunderland fans feel that they should be targeting younger additions now.

Sunderland are on the hunt for players who can help them earn promotion back to the Championship this summer.

Jack Ross’s side fell just short over the past campaign, as they eventually lost in the play off final to Charlton Athletic.

If Downing was to arrive at Sunderland he would add competition for places out wide, with the Black Cats needing additions in attack following the expiration of Lewis Morgan’s and Kazaiah Sterling’s loans.

Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Bristol City at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

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