'We will be playing you...' - Former Sunderland defender has Twitter dig at Newcastle United supporter

Former Sunderland defender Micky Gray has shared a joke with a Newcastle United supporter on Twitter.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 8:45 am

The Black Cats picked up another win in League One yesterday, defeating Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers 1-0 at the Memorial Stadium.

That result leaves Lee Johnson’s side in contention for the automatic promotion spots.

Sunderland are two points behind second-placed Peterborough United with a game in hand over Posh and a fixture to play against Darren Ferguson’s side.

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The Wearside club are also just three points behind league-leaders Hull City with two games in hand over Grant McCann’s club and a match to play against the Tigers.

The situation at the top of the table prompted Gray to remark that Sunderland had ‘10 cup finals’ left to play in League One.

The former England international received a response from a Newcastle United fan who poked fun at Gray, saying: "Micky it’s 10 third division games (with a laughing face emoji).”

Gray, however, was quick to respond and shared a joke regarding Newcastle United’s poor Premier League position, which could result in the Magpies playing Championship football next season.

Former Sunderland defender Michael Gray and now Radio pundit looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park.

In good humour, Gray said: “Your right it is but when we win them we will be playing you next season!”

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United are sitting in 17th position in the top-flight at the moment with the Magpies boss facing pressure from fans to resign.

Indeed, following a 3-0 thrashing to Brighton & Hove Albion last time out, the Tyneside club are just two points ahead of Fulham, who occupy the final relegation spot.

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