'Grigggggg' - Sunderland fans react as Will Grigg starts in Carabao Cup clash against Hull City

Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has handed Will Grigg the task of leading the attack in the Carabao Cup clash with Hull City.
Sunderland supporters.Sunderland supporters.
Sunderland supporters.

And fans have been quick to react, with Grigg in impressive form in pre-season – can he finally turn around his Sunderland career?

This is the best of the reaction from social media:

J040619 James tweeted: “Scowen for Dobson other than that.. canny like”

Nick tweeted: “GRIGGGGGGG”

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Lewismurton lewis added: “Good to see parki getting off on the correct foot by choosing the correct striker for game 1. Long may it continue”

Doug tweeted: “Great to see the first line-up of the season. Would personally have picked Scowen over Dobson but football’s all about opinions! Ha’way lads! #safc”

Ben Whitfield added: “Liking that”

Conor tweeted: “Griggyyyyy”

A number of fans also wanted to see Dan Neil start but he is on the bench for the opening game.

Kyle added: “Neil should’ve started.”

Lee Burge starts in goal for Sunderland this afternoon, the club’s new No1 following Jon McLaughlin’s exit to Rangers.

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Follow our live blog from the Stadium of Light here, we have Phil Smith and Mark Donnelly at the game providing you with the best coverage of the opening game of the season.

Sunderland XI: Burge, Willis, Wright, Flanagan, Dobson, Power, O'Nien, Hume, O’Brien, Maguire, Grigg

Sunderland subs: Wyke, Gooch, Scowen, Feeney, Matthews, Leadbitter, Neil

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