They were the ‘dirtiest’ teams in League One last season and where Sunderland ranked alongside rivals Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth, Wigan Athletic and co

As promoted, Sunderland will want all the help they can get to ensure safety next year.

For starters, they’ll want to make sure their discipline is good to make sure their opponents don’t get an unfair advantage against them.

Here, using data from transfer marketwe take a look at what last season’s League 1 disciplinary chart looked like to see how Sunderland’s discipline compared to their rivals and if it’s something Neil has to deal with next season:

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(Note: To calculate “total disciplinary points”, consecutive red cards receive five points, second booking red cards receive three points while yellow cards receive one point.)

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