'Glad they're back!': Sunderland fans react as Jack Ross handed double injury boost at Accrington

Jack Ross is able to welcome back two key players to his Sunderland side at Accrington Stanley.

Saturday, 8th December 2018, 1:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th December 2018, 1:25 pm
Jack Ross can welcome back two key players for Sunderland

Skipper George Honeyman returns to the starting line-up having missed the last two games through injury, while winger Chris Maguire is able to start after missing last weekend's draw at Walsall after pulling out of the warm-up.

Their return signals a double boost for Ross, who names a strong side to take on League One surprise package, Accrington.

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And fans have been quick to react to the positive news and Ross' selection choices.

Here's the best of their views from social media:

@BaghdadCocaCola tweeted: "The King will bag a hattrick, ha'way the lads"

@peterjames73 commented: "Would like Kimpioka to be included one week."

@RamseySAFC said: "Hopefully that's Gooch at cm like against Barnsley. 3 in midfield is loads better than 2"

@BillyxHope added: "Good Team And Hopefully A Good Win To Follow.."

@ALS_Fanzine posted: "No surprises in the starting line up"

@SpringettLennon argued: "O’nien needs to start"

@JoeHay_ said: "Strong side. Glad Honeyman and Maguire are back. Should be fun, this"

@mobilemackem tweeted: "No real surprises in that team. I'm telling myself it's a front four of Maja, Maguire, Gooch and McGeady. Tasty! (I know it's actually a front one...)"

Here's the full team news from the Wham Stadium:

Sunderland XI: McLaughlin; James, Flanagan, Baldwin, Matthews; Power, Honeyman; Gooch, Maguire, McGeady; Maja

Sunderland subs: Ruiter, Oviedo, Loovens, O'Nien, McGeouch, Ozturk, Sinclair

Accrington XI: Ripley, Johnson, Sykes, Hughes, Anderton, Clark, Finley, Barlaser, McConville, Zanzala, Kee

Accrington subs: Maxted, Richards-Everton, Brown, Hall, Mingoia, Charman, Conneely