Revealed! Jack Ross' favoured Checkatrade Trophy Sunderland team ahead of Bristol Rovers clash

Sunderland have the chance to reach the Checkatrade Trophy final on Tuesday night - but what side will Jack Ross play at Bristol Rovers?

By Joe Nicholson
Monday, 04 March, 2019, 13:51
Sunderland have won six games to reach the semi-finals of the Checkatrade Trophy this season.

We've crunched the numbers and looked at the minutes played by every member of Sunderland's squad in the competition this season, to find out which players Ross has picked most often. Scroll down and click through our gallery to see the results:

The Dutch shot-stopper has started every game between the sticks, keeping five clean sheets in the process.
Matthews played 90 minutes against Carlisle and Manchester City Under-21s. Denver Hume and Luke O'Nien have also played at right-back for the Black Cats in the competition.
Despite his lack of game time in the league, Ozturk has started every game at centre-back in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Flanagan has started two games in the competition this term and has played more minutes than fellow defender Jack Baldwin due to his extra-time exploits against Stoke Under-21s.
James is Sunderland's first-choice left-back right now and has started half of his side's game in the Checkatrade Trophy this term.

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The Scottish midfielder has also featured regularly in the competition, starting five of Sunderland's six Checkatrade Trophy games this campaign.
Power has moved in and out of the side throughout the season and started against Morecambe and Notts County earlier in the season.
After breaking into the league side at the start of the campaign, the teenager has impressed against Notts County and Newcastle Under-21s.
Despite establishing himself as Sunderland's first-choice right-back in recent weeks, O'Nien has played most Checkatrade Trophy games in midfield, featuring in all six.
After recovering from a serious knee injury, Sunderland have used the Checkatrade Trophy to ease Watmore back to full fitness. The forward has started the last three games in the competition.
Like Mumba, most of the Kimpioka's game time has been for the under-23s side this season. The striker has also featured heavily in the Checkatrade Trophy while scoring against Carlisle and Manchester City Under-21s.