'Confused,' 'Did not expect this' - Sunderland fans react to Lee Johnson's starting XI as youngster left out

Lee Johnson has named his starting XI to face Northampton Town.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 1:52 pm

Sunderland are looking for a return to build on last weekend’s 3-1 win against Plymouth at Home Park as Lee Johnson’s men prepare for the play-offs.

Can Sunderland bag another win before the play-offs begin?

Here’s how you reacted on Twitter to Johnson’s team to face the Northampton Town at the Stadium of Light:

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@wil_safc: “Why no Josh Hawkes??”

@15jgilmore: “No Josh Hawkes. Good team, just disappointed that Hawkes isn’t even involved and Maguire is on the bench AGAIN.”

@janeelx_: “Confused as to why Stewart isn’t on there and he’s not opted for Hawkes.”

@Philip_RJ89: "Wow. Did not expect this. This isn’t experimental. This is a full-on, attack-minded selection. Risky? Positive? Certainly hints at wanting to finish the season with comprehensive win! #SAFC.”

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@DavidHindmarsh7: “He really doesn’t like Maguire does he?? What does he have to do to actually start a game?”

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