Sunderland return to League One action this weekend (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Gillingham captain targets double figures, Sheffield Wednesday pass on former Crystal Palace man, Portsmouth boss backs Republic of Ireland winger as Rotherham United captain sends message to rivals

Sunderland secured a second successive win the Papa John’s Trophy last night with victory over Manchester United’s U21 side at the Stadium of Light to qualify for the next stage.

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 1:19 pm

Black Cats boss Lee Johnson named a young side for the clash ahead of the Wearsiders’ trip to Gillingham in League One this weekend with Denver Hume the only senior starter.

Hume was handed the armband and saw his side beat the young Red Devils thanks to goals from Tyrese Dyce and Stephen Wearne.

Wearne opened his account for the Black Cats in last weeks win over Lincoln City and doubled his tally for the competition with the winner at the Stadium of Light.

The result see’s Sunderland into the knockout phase of the competition as they look to defend the trophy they won in March last season.

But here though, we look at what’s been happening around League One over the last 24-hours.

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