Let’s be honest, relief – or satisfaction if you prefer – was probably the overriding emotion as Sunderland cast off the shackles, snapped a run of three consecutive draws and ran out 4-2 winners over Gillingham on Tuesday night.
The midfield pairing of Grant Leadbitter and Lee Cattermole laid the foundations with Cattermole himself opening the scoring before Tom Flanagan, Will Grigg and Aiden McGeady sealed the points – the latter two from the penalty spot.
That said, any joy has been tempered somewhat by the news of Chris Maguire's broken leg, which means he’ll be out for a couple of months. Best wishes to Chris for the speediest possible recovery.
Official betting partners at Coral certainly know a thing or two and they make the Lads 13/10 favourites to take all three points from the Memorial Stadium.
Remarkably for a team in 19th, Bristol Rovers have conceded fewer goals than two of the top 6. Does that point to a low scoring match?
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