Chairman of League One club delivers stunning assessment of Sunderland's potential Premier League credentials
Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt took to Twitter following his club’s draw with Sunderland on Saturday.
The two League One clubs played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Stadium of Light which featured a comical own goal and a stunning free-kick.
Indeed, the Stanley boss travelled up to Wearside to cheer on his side – and he was impressed with the new set-up under Kyril Louis-Dreyfus.
“Talking of big clubs, my visit to @SunderlandAFC yesterday was my best ever away day,” Holt said on Twitter.
“Their staff and directors treat us as equals, though we aren’t. They’re building something good up there listening to their plans and I am 100% certain they’re going to succeed.
“They talk of having no right to promotion, of earning it and building a sound base so that when it’s achieved, it can continually be built on.
“They’re going back to the @premierleague and damn well deserve their place in @ChampionsLeague if they earn it.
“For all I know, they may be promoted this year and my only sadness is, if they do, I won’t get to visit this great club again in my tenure @ASFCofficial
“Fans need to be patient and back them. God speed.”
The comments from Holt follow a meeting with Louis-Dreyfus when Sunderland played Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium back in March.
Replying to questions on social media about Louis-Dreyfus, Holt said: “Very decent man. Will do great for @SunderlandAFC.”