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September 15, 2018

Sunderland lost 2-1 after being outplayed outfought by Burton Albion. We also had Charlie Wyke stretchered off in the first half following a collision with the Albion keeper. Afterwards Jack Ross admitted that his team selection, which allowed Burton a free run in midfield, cost us the match: “The first half performance, if you replicate that you won’t win many matches at any level of the game and that was reflected in the scoreline at that stage of the game. In the second half we were better without being fluent, but at least we looked interested in winning the game. The first half was way below the standards we need to be successful this season, but it’s my responsibility as the manager. It’s my team selection, my preparation. Regardless if a performance is good or bad it should always fall on my shoulders to try and rectify the issues. We had a good chance and after it we then conceded and the reaction was not good. Half-time probably came at a good time for us. We dragged ourselves back into it, but it’s a real tough ask to come to any team and get something from the game after going two goals behind.”

 

Ross also gave an update on Wyke's injury: "There was a significant impact when he challenged with their goalkeeper. It is the same knee that he came to the club with, he is in a bit of pain right now. Sometimes these things can settle quite quickly and they are not as bad as you believe but it can go the other way. We'll be assessing it over the next 24-48 hours. For him, it is a blow because he is just working his way back to full match sharpness. We felt we needed to start him in games as well, to pick up an injury so early is frustrating for him. We don't know what the injury is yet, it is the same knee, I don't know whether it is just impact or whether there has been a twist. It had settled down a bit at half-time but he was still sore. At the time I thought it was perhaps reckless but I have watched it again and I think it is just a collision. I can't have too many complaints about it. I think the one on Lynden [Gooch] in the second half was worse. In fact it was worse. The one in the first half, it was probably just a collision. He is in a bit of pain, Charlie, we have to let it settle and assess where he is. It would certainly be a blow for us and the squad. He has worked hard to come back, he has been playing catch-up. It would be even more frustrating if he had to start again in that sense."

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