How Sunderland’s brilliant away Championship backer compares to Burnley, Sheffield United, Norwich City & Co – photo gallery

How Sunderland’s brilliant away Championship backer compares to Burnley, Sheffield United, Norwich City & Co – photo gallery
How Sunderland’s brilliant away Championship backer compares to Burnley, Sheffield United, Norwich City & Co – photo gallery

Sunderland have been buoyed by stunning away support this season.

Sunderland’s allocation for their trip to Hull City on Saturday December 17 has already been exhausted with over 2,000 Black Cats fans expected to visit MKM Stadium the weekend before Christmas.

Their away-from-home following doesn’t go unnoticed either with Reading boss Paul Ince hailing Sunderland’s Birmingham City following last week as an example for Royals fans to follow. Ince said: “But it would be nice if we could get more support. I watched Birmingham v Sunderland on Friday night and Sunderland had 2,000 fans. It’s something that we have to build as a club – all of us – to try to get that type of attendance in two or three years.

Here, using data provided by

we take a look at away appearances for each side in the Championship to see how Sunderland follow on the road compare to their rivals.

1. Millwall – 702

Millwall have been supported by an average away crowd of 702 this season.

Photo: Chloe Knott

2. Town of Huddersfield – 838

Huddersfield Town have been buoyed by an average crowd of 838 visitors this season.

Photo: Charlotte Tattersall

3. Rotherham United – 842

Rotherham United have been supported by an average crowd of 842 visitors this season.

Photo: Malcolm Couzens

4. Reading – 922

Reading have been supported by an average away crowd of 922 this season.

Photo: Bryn Lennon

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. Sunderlands brilliant Championship backer compares Burnley Sheffield United Norwich City photo gallery

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