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Mowbray addresses Sunderland future after Luton defeat

Tony Mowbray says he is uncertain about his future at Sunderland after his side lost the Championship play-off semi-final to Luton Town last night.

The Black Cats held a 2-1 led after their victory at the Stadium of Light, but they fell to a disappointing 2-0 loss in the away leg to lose the tie 3-2 on aggregate. 

Gabriel Osho delivered an early breakthrough for the Hatters with a close-range finish before Tom Lockyer doubled their advantage with a header just before the break. 

The visitors failed to make a comeback in the second half as their dream of Premier League promotion ended in the semi-final. 

In his post-match interview, Mowbray admitted he is unsure about his future at the Stadium of Light. 

He said (as per The Athletic): “I don’t know (about my future) – I’ll just get on with it.

“I’ve got a contract and I’ll just keep going. I only mention it after the speculation over recent weeks, but let’s wait and see.

“Modern-day football clubs can do what they want. I’m pretty relaxed about it.”


Sunderland returned to the Championship after defeating Wycombe Wanderers in League One play-off final last season.

However, they failed to secure back-to-back promotions after finishing sixth in the league table

Mowbray’s side were on a 10-match unbeaten run and were regarded as favourites against Luton after their first-leg victory. 

But their forwards failed to breach the Hatters’ defence with Amad Diallo, Joe Gelhardt and Alex Pritchard all producing underwhelming performances.

Luton will face either Middlesbrough or Coventry City in the final at Wembley Stadium.

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