Phil Parkinson straining to keep dark clouds away from Sunderland | Louise Taylor

10 January 2020 02:23
With owner Stewart Donald reiterating his desire to sell the club this week the manager’s focus is on maintaining a promotion push as high-flying Wycombe visit on SaturdayIt is a wet, windy Thursday lunchtime at Sunderland’s training ground and nervous eyes rest on a learner driver honing their reversing skills in the players’ car park.Back in the not so distant days when the Academy of Light was a Premier League practice base, littered with Porsches and Bentleys, such a cameo would have been unthinkable. Now the absence of previously prominent security sentries afford this once state-of-the-art complex a slightly neglected, semi-deserted, air. With no one staffing main reception, the building’s plate glass front doors are locked. Related: Sunderland address fans’ ire by saying Stewart Donald is trying to sell club Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian