Sunderland exited the Leasing.com Trophy on Tuesday evening following a 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United.
Sunderland and Gillingham played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon, meaning the sides will meet again in an Emirates FA Cup replay.
Sunderland tasted defeat in their second Leasing.com Trophy outing of the campaign, as Leicester City Under-21s came from behind to win at the Stadium
Sunderland returned to winning ways at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, as Southend United were well-beaten on Wearside.
Sunderland crashed out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening, as Oxford United marched into the quarter-finals following a penalty shootout win at the
Sunderland fell to a 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday afternoon.
Sunderland ran riot against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday evening, as Phil Parkinson’s Stadium of Light bow resulted in a comfortable three points.
Sunderland welcomed Tranmere Rovers to the Stadium of Light in the Sky Bet League One.
Sunderland were undone by a Darius Charles strike on Saturday, as Phil Parkinson’s first game in charge ended in defeat against Wycombe Wanderers.
Watch as new Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson answers questions submitted to him by fans via the SAFC Twitter feed.