Watford v Sunderland Team News: Two youngsters handed debuts

Academy products Tommy Robson and Rees Greenwood were both handed their professional debuts in Sunderland's final day clash at Watford.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 1:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th May 2016, 2:06 pm
Tommy Robson

With Sunderland safe from the drop, boss Sam Allardyce made good on his promise to give a chance to the club's youngsters at Vicarage Road, with left-back Robson and winger Greenwood two of four homegrown players in the starting XI.

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Duncan Watmore and Jordan Pickford were also included among nine changes to the Sunderland line-up - DeAndre Yedlin and Lamine Kone the only survivors from Wednesday night's win over Everton.

Watford: Gomes, Cathcart, Britos, Prodl, Ake, Abdi, Guedioura, Watson, Jurado, Deeney, Ighalo. Subs: Pantilimon, Nyom, Paredes, Suarez, Anya, Berghuis, Amrabat.

Sunderland: Mannone, Yedlin, O'Shea, Kone, T Robson, Larsson, Rodwell, Lens, Watmore, Greenwood, N'Doye. Subs: Mannone, Jones, Brown, Defoe, M’Vila, Honeyman, Khazri.