Sunderland Under-23s are in action away at Rochdale tonight in the first group game of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Jan Kirchhoff gets his first start of the season after recovering from a hamstring strain, while new loan signing Jason Denayer from Manchester City also starts.
Richard Mennear is at the Crown Oil Arena bringing you the very latest action and post-match reaction.
Sunderland Under-23s: Stryjek, J Robson, T Robson, Ledger, Denayer, E Robson, Kirchhoff, Embleton, Honeyman, Greenwood, Maja.
Subs: Pain (GK), Beadling, Brady, Casey, Wright, Nelson, Molyneux.