Our man Phil Butler reckons Parky will make two changes to Sunderland’s starting line up tonight, including a surprise debut... Who’s limbering up ready for a first start? HE: (4-3-3) Norman, Tanner, Hayden, McDonald, Anderton, Devine, Mellish, J. Riley, Walker, G.Reilly, Alessandra.
Good chance for squad players to get some minutes, and hopefully one of our forwards will get amongst the goals and give us that boost we desperately need. The beaten play-off finalists in the-season-that-never-was are fancied this season too, but haven’t got off to the best of starts. With another early game against potential promotion candidates, although one that happens to be a little wounded right now, provides Phil Parkinson’s side an opportunity to be on the front foot from the first whistle.