Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Fans give Bendtner vote of confidence

A poll in a local Sunderland newspaper today show that Sunderland fans see Nicklas Bendtner as the favorite of being Sunderland’s top scorer this season.

Just a few days after the Bendtner switch from Arsenal to Sunderland on the last day of transfer window, the club shocked by informing that Asamoah Gyan, Bendtner’s closest rival in the Sunderland attack, will be playing in the United Arab Emirates club Al-Ain on a season long loan.

That leaves Bendtner as the obvious choice as target man in the starting line up, and this is apparently a task the fans believe he can fulfill.

53% of the fans believe Bendtner will be the most scoring player in Sunderland offense in the ongoing campaign, followed by Stephane Sessegnon with 20 %. The goal scorer against Chelsea Saturday, Ji Dong-won, claimed 19 % of the votes.

The talented 18-year old youngster Connor Wickham, who transferred from Ipswich just before the summer break for a record breaking fee of £8 million, apparently need a little more experience under his belt according to the poll, as only 2 % see him as the top scorer this season.

The Sunderland campaign continues Sunday, when the team face Stoke at Stadium of Light.