Jack Ross was a big fan of Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin during his time at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin has told the Scotsman that he feels upset that Jack Ross has lost his job at the Stadium of Light.

McLaughlin was brought in at Sunderland by Ross, and was the Scottish boss’s number one goalkeeper throughout his time at the Stadium of Light.

However, McLaughlin was unable to stop Ross losing his job at Sunderland after an underwhelming start to this season.

And the stopper admits that he is planning on speaking to Ross, once the news has been given time to sink in.

“I haven’t spoken to Jack yet, but I spoke to Craig Samson, our goalie coach, and I told him I will speak to the gaffer,” McLaughlin revealed.

“I said I thought it was best to leave it for a few days and let him process it and deal with it in his own way. I liked him as a man and a manager and I enjoyed playing for him.

“He did a lot for me, bringing me to Sunderland, and he had my full support. I know how hard it will be for him losing his job and I will speak to him.”

Ross lost his job at Sunderland after failing to lead them to promotion through the play offs last season, and then making a mixed start this term.

The Black Cats are still among the leading contenders for promotion as things stand, but pre-existing problems have clearly not been fully solved.

Sunderland’s 2-0 defeat to Lincoln City in their last league game proved to be the final straw for Ross, but they still haven’t found his replacement.

Sunderland are said to be considering the likes of Phil Parkinson and Gareth Ainsworth as they seek their next permanent manager. 

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