There aren’t too many things to smile about around the Stadium of Light so far this season; so this maybe the only thing Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson wins this season. Currently without a victory in this year’s Premier League campaign, it was hard to pick out an individual who deserved their place in the hat for an imaginary 2015 Ballon d’Or award. But the Black Cats Supporters’ Player of the Year 2014-15 gets the nod ahead of the likes of goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon and striker Steven Fletcher after the Sweden international helped former boss Dick Advocaat guide Sunderland to a miraculous escape from the bottom three by just three points towards the latter stages of last term. Despite having nothing to shout about so far this campaign; only two assists in the 6-3 victory over League Two outfit Exeter City in the League Cup, Larsson’s three goals last season single-handedly salvaged two of those crucial points to preserve the club’s English top-flight status. However; if Sunderland are to beat the drop once more come May, fans will be hoping Larsson can chip in with a handful of goals and assist until the end of the season.