There were a few fans who wanted to see Josh Scowen feature during the game. Scowen completed his transfer from QPR to Sunderland in January for an undisclosed fee and has played just one minute for the Black Cats since his arrival.
After the side had achieved an early 3-0 lead, a few fans admitted that it was a perfect time for Parkinson to sub Scowen on.
Why hasn’t Scowen came on? Freshen the midfield up and give him a fair go. Shocking Subsitutions. #SAFC
— Kirby (@LiamKirby16) February 11, 2020
Get Scowen on now then #SAFC
— Deano! (@deanscrimgour1) February 11, 2020
Would like to see Lafferty, Scowen & Semenyo at some point. If they don’t get used tonight when will they?
— PeterJWhalen (@PeterJWhalen7) February 11, 2020
Will Josh Scowen start on the weekend?
But when the match finished with the midfielder failing to feature, there were many fans who questioned when he would ever get his chance. If he isn’t subbed on in a game like that, when will he ever feature? One fan questions if the player is fit enough to play, while another thinks he will start on the weekend.
At this rate Scowen and John might not get much game time between now and the end of the season. #safc
— Lee Barker (@LBarks72) February 11, 2020
What was the point in signing scowen, he cant even get 5 minutes
— Wyke 9 (@safc1973AL) February 11, 2020
reckon Scowen is ever gonna play?
— Alex (@asykes98) February 11, 2020
Good point. I’m wondering if John Semenyo and Scowen aren’t yet up to the fitness levels PP demands
— kevin defty (@kevindefty1) February 11, 2020
Declan John and Josh Scowen to start for me on Saturday
— Ross Elliott (@rosstitute73) February 11, 2020
What do we think?
There is a chance that Parkinson is saving Scowen for the weekend. Hopefully, for the player, he is given a chance to make his full debut as the Black Cats travel to Oxford. We know there are quite a few fans who are eager to see him play.