Tony Mowbray delivers encouraging Ellis Simms update

28/10/2022 8comments  |  Jump to last

Ellis Simms is expected to be in Sunderland's squad for this weekend's trip to Luton Town, Black Cats manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed.

The on-loan striker Simms resumed full training this week after almost six weeks on the sidelines with a toe injury.

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James Flynn
1 Posted 28/10/2022 at 19:42:12
Good news.
Paul Kossoff
2 Posted 28/10/2022 at 19:46:49
Good news, yes, but would have been even better if we had kept him and not have had to spend £15 million on a striker who is probably not as effective as him.
Dupont Koo
3 Posted 29/10/2022 at 02:06:03
Paul, you might be a bit too harsh with Maupay as his versatility & work rate (he did run his socks off on games that he started) are things that Simms has yet to show on a consistent basis.

Regardless of acquiring Maupay or not, and instead of coming off the bench weekly, playing heavy, pressure-cooked minutes in front of big crowds (that crowd at the Stadium of Light is no slouch) weekly is absolutely the right move for Simms's development.

Derek Knox
4 Posted 31/10/2022 at 03:25:05
Dupont & Paul,

I have always been an Ellis Simms fan, and monitored the lad's progress.

To say we would have been better keeping him rather than buy Neil Maupay, is a hypothetical argument, as they are two different types of front man. Besides, I'm sure if they thought Ellis was ready, they would have kept him.

He has scored goals everywhere he has been on loan, and arguably got Blackpool into the play-offs. Ironically, not participating in them, because of an injury.

I think next year will be decision time for both the Club and Ellis, about the future but it does also seem to not make sense that Rondon is still here, and Ellis is at Sunderland, again though more experience for him, and possibly us too.

Hugh Jenkins
5 Posted 01/11/2022 at 13:03:06
Derek (4) - I don't think that Rondon is here through the choice of the coach nor the DoF.

Unfortunately, he refused a loan move in the summer and, like much of the deadwood we have signed previously, we are effectively stuck with him until his contract expires.

Steve Shave
6 Posted 03/11/2022 at 08:02:02
Ellis might not be ready for the Premier League yet but I really want him to get minutes next season. I can't see it happening though. At the very least, he should be playing a lot in the pre-season friendlies to see how he copes with being around better players. I like him.

Interested too to read some of the discussion on Dobbin's performance for Derby County on another thread. My mate is a Derby fan and hasn't been particularly enthusiastic after I bigged him up when he signed on loan. I suspect neither will make it to the first team but hope I am wrong. It's so hard for these lads.

Phill Thompson
7 Posted 04/11/2022 at 15:53:23
Steve, I've kept an eye on comments from Sunderland lately, the fans' view seems to be that they've missed him up front, particularly his presence taking away defenders. He got an assist the other night in their 2-0 win.

I love the way he's improved a wee bit every season, gradually adding a bit more to his game. It is hard to see him becoming a Premier League starter for us, but who knows, he could become a decent squad player.

I've often said he's a “slow burner”, maybe a year or two behind Gordon who's a similar age. I think some time in the future he's going to put it all together over a season and score a bagful of goals, although that's more likely to be in the Championship than with us.

Bill Gall
8 Posted 10/11/2022 at 15:48:04
I think Rondon is like a number of high priced players we have tried to get rid of, as they would rather stay on what they are getting paid at Everton with limited playing time, rather than move for less even if they may be getting more playing time.

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