'That's canny strong!': Sunderland fans react as Jack Ross makes EIGHT changes for cup tie

Jack Ross has rung the changes for Sunderland's Checkatrade Trophy tie with Notts County - and fans have been quick to react.

Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 5:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 6:10 pm
Jack Ross has rung the change for Sunderland

Only Luke O'Nien, Max Power and Bryan Oviedo retain their places from the FA Cup draw at Walsall, with Ross taking the opportunity to hand starts to several youngsters and fringe first team players.

Dylan McGeouch returns from injury, while the big news is a first team return for Duncan Watmore after a long spell on the sidelines.

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But what did fans make of the line-up?

Here's the best of the reaction from social media:

@Peterjames73 said: "Good side. Wasn’t expecting it to be as strong as this"

@Hoggett95 added: "Watmore starting has brought a tear to my eye, welcome back Dunc son"

@jordanchandler_ tweeted: "Decent team that, buzzing watmore is back hopefully he stays injury free this time"

@sportmad72 commented: "Canny strong lineup"

@DanielJenks89 posted: "Great to see Watmore back in the starting XI"

@RokerReport added: "Stronger than I expected."

@BeccaDrinkald2 said: "Going for 3-0 goals coming from watmore, power and Oviedo"

@DavidNunn73 tweeted: "Class to see Watmore back! Haway lad."

@AdamGill00 posted: "Happy to see Duncan Watmore return to the first team after 13 months out #SAFC"

Sunderland XI:: Ruiter, Bainbridge, Loovens, Ozturk, O'Nien, Power, McGeouch, Mumba, Oviedo, Watmore, Sinclair

Subs: Patterson, Hackett, Diamond, Flanagan, Hunter, Maja, Kimpioka

Notts County XL: Fitzsimons, Hewitt, Duffy, Vaughan, Dennis, Thomas, Brisley, Hawkridge, Patching, Jones, Milsom

Subs: Pindroch, Kellett, Husin, Ward, Evina, Stead, Campbell