Reunited: McLaughlin relishing working with Parkinson once more

Jon McLaughlin is hoping the new manger can cook up a recipe for success as Sunderland target promotion to the Championship. 

The Scottish stopper is reunited with Phil Parkinson for the first time since the pair triumphed at Bradford City, reaching the League Cup Final before romping the League Two play-offs. 

With three Football League promotions on the new manager’s CV, McLaughlin believes the experience and know-how Parkinson and his assistant, Steve Parkin, bring will put the club in a great position to achieve their goal this season.

The 32-year-old also provided an insight into the style of football he expects the new boss to implement in order to guide Sunderland to where they want to be.   

“It’s important that the gaffer has experience of getting club’s out of this league,” he said.

“For people on the outside it provides confidence because he doesn’t need to prove he has what it takes They are facts and you can’t deny them.

“The system and philosophy they use has been proven. It’s been a winning formula before, and they have worked in large clubs with big expectations. 

“I am sure they can do the same as they have done previously and be successful.”

He continued: “They like to have their teams very organised and make demands of having a certain work rate.

“They want to make sure that all of the basics are boxed off first and foremost and then that provides a platform to play from. 

“This is nothing new to players because it’s about doing all of the basics correctly every single time.

“If you can do that over 90 minutes, then it will give you a solid platform to go and dominate games."

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