Sunderland v Shrewsbury Town team news: Joel Asoro handed first start for EFL Cup clash

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David Moyes has handed 17-year-old striker Joel Asoro his first start for Sunderland.

The forward made his first team debut in the defeat to Middlesbrough, becoming the youngest ever player to play in the Premier League for the club.

Jermain Defoe has been rested

Jermain Defoe has been rested

And now he has been handed a start in the second round EFL Cup match against Shrewsbury Town at the Stadium of Light (7.45pm kick-off).

Jordan Pickford starts in goal, with Vito Mannone out with an elbow injury, while Patrick van Aanholt has been handed the captain's armband.

There is no Jermain Defoe in the squad, with Moyes keen to protect him ahead of Southampton away on Saturday.

Sunderland: Pickford, van Aanholt (C), Djilobodji, McNair, Love, Rodwell, Pienaar, Gooch, Khazri, Januzaj, Asoro,

Subs: Stryjek, Watmore, E Robson, T Robson, Greenwood, Honeyman, J Robson.

Shrewsbury Town: Leutwiler, Deegan, McGivern, Brown, Dodds, El-Abd (C), Ogogo, Lancashire, Riley, Sarcevic, Toney,

Subs: Halstead, Managan, Waring, Black, El Ouriachi, O'Brien, Leitch-Smith.