'A little disappointing': Sunderland fans react to Leon Dajaku's absence against Accrington Stanley as Thorben Hoffmann starts

Lee Johnson has named his starting XI for Sunderland’s League One meeting with Accrington Stanley – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Saturday, 11th September 2021, 2:20 pm

The Black Cats have made one change from their 3-1 win over Wycombe last time out – with new signing Thorben Hoffmann replacing Anthony Patterson in goal.

Sunderland’s other deadline day signing Leon Dajaku hasn’t been included in the matchday squad, yet Corry Evans has returned to the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Here’s how some supporters reacted to the team news:

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@Philip_RJ89: Hoffmann straight into the starting XI, then! Once again, a very strong team and bench. Feeling confident and predicting a 3-1 win for us!

@Pancake2733: No Dajaku is a little disappointing

@Safcbites: As expected, need to loan out Patterson if he's not gonna be in the squad

@ElliottSAFC: A debut for the Hoff good luck to the lad. Bit harsh on Patterson to not only lose his spot but not even be on the bench you'd guess a loan will be lined up going off Johnson comments. Disappointed not to be seeing Dajaku in some shape today though.

Leon Dajaku.

@AlexBainss: Surprised Dajaku isn’t on the bench but not sure whose place he would take in the lineup anyway

@PJW1stOfHisName: Disappointed with no Dajaku but that is a strong line up at this level, good bench too, three points please Lads!

@LiamShepard7: I would've preferred Patterson on the bench over Burge, also would have preferred Huggins at right back and Winchester with Neil in midfield and Alves over Flanagan but overall a good team otherwise.

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