ROBBIE STOCKDALE thinks the Sunderland job is “a brilliant job” ahead of Chris Coleman’s arrival on Sunday, even if they have gone a record busting 20 matches without a win on home soil.

Stockdale was desperate to end Sunderland’s long wait for a win at the Stadium of Light before handing over the managerial reins to Coleman.

But Millwall held them back to a 2-2 draw mainly due to two calamitous errors from goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter.

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Coleman, who has resigned as Wales manager, is due on Wearside tomorrow and will succeed Simon Grayson as manager – and his right-hand man Kit Symons watched Sunderland’s draw with the Lions.

Stockdale was keen to reflect on how Sunderland had not ended the 20-match wait for a home win, and prevent them from becoming the first in English football to hit that mark.

Lewis Grabban and Adam Matthews scored in the 12th and 46th minutes for Sunderland when they made the most of errors from Millwall keeper Jordan Archer.

But Millwall ensured Sunderland are four points adrift of safety because George Saville’s two first half free-kicks were helped in by Dutch stopper Ruiter.

Stockdale said: "It is a tough job but it is a brilliant job. I've seen the speculation (about Coleman) and I made it clear yesterday I was focused on this game. I'm sure tonight and in the morning there'll be discussions. I can't sit here and give you much information because my sole concentration was on the match during the week.

“We should have won it, I don't think you'll see many matches where there are so many mistakes by the keepers. When a keeper makes a mistake as the last line of defence it usually goes in your goal.

“The players gave their all, I can't see what the ref's disallowed Lewis Grabban's goal I've watched it back and I don't think it's a foul at all certainly not by him. I believe we should have had a penalty again. Any bit of luck we might have had today we didn't seem to get it.

"You overcome the unwanted run by working a little bit harder being a little bit better, I have to say the fact we've hit that number today, it's particularly galling because we didn't deserve it.

“The atmosphere was good the crowd was with the players and if we carry on with this attitude I'm convinced it will change. There's too many good players in the dressing room for things not to change.”