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Sunderland: Gelhardt must replace Stewart



Sunderland have been hit with an enormous harm blow following the membership’s 1-1 draw with Premier League facet Fulham within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup…

What’s the discuss?

Black Cats boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed that striker Ross Stewart is probably dealing with a prolonged spell on the sidelines after damaging his Achilles within the match on Saturday.

Do Sunderland want one other striker?

Talking to BBC Radio Newcastle, the boss stated: “First ideas is it’s fairly dangerous. If it’s an Achilles – we’ve mentioned whether or not it’s ruptured, nevertheless it’s a foul harm.

“Hopefully it’s simply strained and it’s not so dangerous, however let’s wait and see. It’s no good me telling you it’s actually dangerous or it’s not so dangerous, let’s wait and see what the scan reveals, however we all know he’s acquired a protecting boot on his foot.”

Time for Joe Gelhardt

Mowbray should react to this devastating harm to his star striker by throwing new signing Joe Gelhardt, who joined the membership on mortgage from Premier League facet Leeds United earlier this week, in on the deep finish within the coming weeks.

The proficient teenager is on mortgage on the Stadium of Gentle till the tip of the season and should not be given extreme time to settle into life on Wearside as Stewart’s absence now requires the 20-year-old to instantly step up.

Sunderland’s Scotland worldwide was having fun with an exceptional marketing campaign within the Championship and his harm comes as an enormous blow to the Black Cats as he had plundered ten objectives and three assists in 13 appearances within the division.

Gelhardt, who was as soon as praised as being “absolutely outrageous” by Whites reporter Beren Cross, has showcased his potential as a goalscorer and a creator at youth and senior stage for Leeds.

Within the academy set-up at Elland Highway, the ahead smashed in 20 objectives and supplied six assists in 31 U21 matches – together with 11 objectives in 16 Premier League 2 outings within the 2020/21 marketing campaign.

The gem has additionally caught the attention at first-team stage with two objectives and six assists in half a dozen Premier League begins for the Whites because the begin of final season, which reveals that the proficient teenager has the standard to make an impression on the very high stage.

These statistics counsel that the dynamo has the potential, if he can mix his kind at youth and senior stage for Leeds, to be the goalscorer and creator that Sunderland had in Stewart, which is why Mowbray should throw him into the thick of Championship motion right away following this newest harm blow.

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