Injuries, suspensions and internationals: Sunderland have these FOURTEEN players unavailable for Carlisle visit

Jack Ross will be without fourteen key players as his Sunderland side prepare to welcome Carlisle United in the Checkatrade Trophy tomorrow evening.

Monday, 8th October 2018, 3:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 11:29 pm
Jack Ross will be without these FOURTEEN first team players

A combination of injuries, suspensions and international call-ups have left the Black Cats down to their bare bones ahead of their second group stage game.

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That means that Ross could be forced to call upon several of the club’s youngsters when the Cumbrians come to town, with the likes of Benji Kimpioka expected to be handed opportunities to impress.

But who are the fourteen players missing for Sunderland, and why won’t they be playing?
Click the link above and flick through our gallery to see all the players missing - and also find out what is forcing them to miss the cup clash.