Sunderland moved to the top of their Checkatrade Trophy group with a 3-1 win over Carlisle United last night.
Benji Kimpioka opened his Sunderland account with a header just 2 minutes into the match.
The lead was cancelled out 20 minutes later, only for the Black Cats to once again go ahead through an Ethan Robson strike.
The lads added to the tally in the second half with captain George Honeyman sealing the points.
With all goals coming from home grown players, manager Jack Ross spoke with Sun FM Sport after the final whistle:
He also gave us the latest on the injury to Ethan Robson:
Conceding goals has continued to be an issue for the Scot’s side, he said it was soft one to concede:
Ross called Kimpioka an ‘enigma’ before the game – he stood by that after it, but said he still had work to do:
The Sunderland faithful were out in force for the mid-week clash – with more than 8,000 watching on.
Ross was full of praise for the fans:
With the lads now all but guaranteed a place in the next round of the competition, the manager says the team must aim to go all the way:
And with the emergence and success of Josh Maja in the first team this season, Jack Ross says the young players will be looking up to him and games like this help:
The lads are now going into an international break and will next play Shrewsbury on the 20th October, with yet another away day sell-out.