Lamine Kone makes his Sunderland comeback

Lamine Kone made his comeback for Sunderland tonight.

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 5:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 5:25 pm
Sunderland defender Lamine Kone

Kone has been out with a knee injury for two months and hasn't played for Sunderland since the end of October, a 2-1 home defeat to Bristol City in the Championship.

The defender, who has made it clear he sees his future away from Wearside, started for Elliott Dickman's Under-23 side at the Stadium of Light.

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The Black Cats, who are in Premier League International Cup action against Leicester City tonight, will begin the evening with Polish stopper Max Stryjek between the sticks.

Second-year scholars Jacob Young and Williams Kokolo make up part of the bench which also includes Alex Storey, Michael Woud, Rees Greenwood, Sam Brotherton and Chris Allan.

Sunderland: Stryjek, J Robson, Hume, Gamble, Taylor, Kone, Diamond, Embleton, Connelly, Kimpioka, Hackett

Subs: Storey, Woud, Young, Kokolo, Greenwood, Brotherton, Allan