After a much-improved proved performance against Middlesbrough and their current owner willing to depart their is hope for Sunderland, as they battle at the foot of the Championship, even if it is small.
Sunderland's fate could be decided during the next three games. Defeat in these games could make survival although not impossible, extremely difficult. The pressure is on but the Black Cats do have a history of completing great escapes.
The Sunderland January transfer window has not gone to Chris Coleman's plans so far; however, recruits are beginning to arrive and other players have been targeted. Can the Black Cats get their targets before the window shuts?